Two Durham tots survive falls from windows

Two toddlers were taken to hospital Friday after falling from windows in two separate incidents, both in the Durham region.

In the morning, a baby boy just shy of two-years-old fell from the third floor window of a townhouse on Simcoe St. S. at around 7:45 a.m.

His mother told police that she had entered the tot’s room only to see that her son had fallen through an open window and onto a neighbour’s property.

She immediately drove him to hospital, where he was treated and released.

Later that evening, an Ajax toddler fell from the second story window of a townhouse complex on Oxlade Cres. at around 6:45 p.m.

The three-year-old boy had been standing on his bed talking to another child when he fell through the open window.

After landing onto the wooden deck of the house, he was taken to hospital with non-life threatening head injuries.

Police do not suspect foul play in either incident, but remind caregivers to ensure that their windows are out of reach and screens securely in place, especially when very young children are around.

They also remind guardians not to place furniture near windows.

In a similar incident, also on Friday, a 4-year-old boy fell from the 17th-floor balcony of a Miami hotel, bouncing off a palm tree and landing on a “dirt surface” near a pool.

Officials said it was a miracle that the boy did not die or so much as break a bone.


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