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Child falls from second-floor window in Kent

Post by Mike Archbold on Feb. 10, 2010 at 11:40 am with 2 Comments »
February 10, 2010 2:35 pm

UPDATE: The 2-year old child was in serious but stable condition when taken to Harborview Medical Center by helicopter, according to a Kent Fire Department spokesman.

The condition of the child at the hospital wasn’t available.

The boy apparently fell onto the cement driveway at the house, the spokesman said. The screen on a second story  window above the driveway was  hanging down and the blinds were pushed out when firefighters arrived, he said.

Exactly what happened isn’t known. Kent police are investigating.

A  2-year-old boy is being airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after falling out of a second story window at a Kent residence, according to a Kent police spokeswoman.

“The airlift in inbound and should be landing now,” said Lt. Lisa Price with the Kent police.

The condition of the child isn’t know but Price said the child was conscious and had a cut on his head.

The incident occurred in 11700 block of Southeast 268th Street on Kent’s East Hill. Price said she didn’t know if the residence was a house or an apartment.

Price said Kent police and fire officials are at the scene. The airlift helicopter is expected to land at Station 74 to pick up the child, she said.

Further details were not immediately available.

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  1. JanieJones says:

    I hope this little guy is okay! Parents, please remember a window screen will NOT keep your kids from falling out of a window. They are made to be easily removable in case you need to escape from a fire, and it only takes a minute for a toddler to find a way up that high.

  2. imaginetr says:

    Why are these kind of stories printed or aired in the news? It’s not news. It’s a tragedy that the family and friends must deal with. They should be allowed to have their privacy. Airing it out is not news the masses need to know. Same with car wrecks at 3 a.m. on the back roads etc. These human tragedy stories help no one, they just fill space for the newspapers. If it’s a jack knifed trailer backing up traffic for miles and hours, that affects the masses. If it’s an escaped killer, randomly killing in the public and on the loose, that’s news that impacts the public. Get some values TNT and stop chasing ambulances.

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