Monday, February 18, 2008

Toddler Falls From Two-Story Window

Police said they were called out an apartment complex on the 6400 block of Fairbanks in Northeast El Paso after 1 p.m. Sunday afternoon in response to a child falling from a window.

When police arrived, emergency crews were performing CPR.

Police said the unidentified 2-year-old boy fell from a second-story window.

"If I fell out of it, I'm pretty sure I would break a couple of bones," said Northeast El Paso resident Adrial Hervias.

Many residents questioned how this could happen, knowing infants can be curious and should be tended to at all times.

"It's kind of sad actually. I wonder what their parents were doing," said Hervias.

"Where were the parents? They should be watching the infant. What were they doing with the window open with an infant in the house in the first place?" said Nilda Martinez, Northeast El Paso resident.

Police said a caretaker was looking after the child, not the parents.

"At this time, the information we have is that he is in critical condition and we do have our crimes against children responding to investigate the matter." said El Paso police Officer Aldolf Borjon

The child was taken to William Beaumont Army Medical Center to treat his injuries.

Police remind parents that infants are active, and if you leave them alone for a short period of time, bad things can happen.

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