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Police: Car breaks toddler’s 6-story fall from Redmond apartment complex

REDMOND, Wash. -- A 20-month-old child was hospitalized with serious injuries Wednesday after falling from the sixth floor of a Redmond apartment complex.

Police got an emergency call at about 4:45 p.m. Wednesday from Redmond Square Apartments after the toddler fell out of a window.  Authorities say the toddler was laying on a mattress pad on the floor and propped himself up to the window and fell out.

Officials say the child's mother was in another room in the apartment when it happened, and his sister noticed something was terribly wrong.

"The 4-year-old sister discovered her brother was no longer in the room and came out screaming to the mom that something bad had happened," said Redmond Police Public Information Officer James Perry.

When police arrived at the apartment complex on 170th Avenue NE the boy was alive and crying, and it was all thanks to Edward Lu's blue Mazda.

"That's when I found out the kid had fallen on my car," he said.

A dent in the roof of his car marks the spot where the boy landed.

“It’s about 60 to 70 feet; if the car hadn’t been there this would’ve been a completely different story," Perry said. "The denting on top of the car suggests it absorbed a lot of the impact from the child."

Edward just happened to bike to work Wednesday instead of driving his car, which would've left his parking spot empty at the time of the fall.

"Yeah you know, if I had driven in today I don't know what would've happened. We're all lucky I guess that I biked in rather than driving," he said.

It's a fall that's turned him into a believer of miracles.

"I can't say I do normally but this time, I don't know how else to term it."

The child was taken to Harborview Medical Center after the fall. A hospital spokesperson said Wednesday evening that he was in serious but stable condition.

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