Toddler falls from second story window in Harwinton

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HARWINTON, Conn. (WTNH) — A 15-month-old girl was transported to the hospital Thursday morning after falling from a second story window on Wake Robin Lane.

Her condition is unknown but police say the baby was transported to Waterbury Hospital then Connecticut Children’s Medical Center as a precaution.

John Beckwith lives just a few houses away. “It’s too bad, a shame that could happen,” he said.

Beckwith said the family is new to the neighborhood and has been living in the house for just a couple of years. Police would not say how the baby fell out the window.

Neighbors say they don’t blame the parents for the child’s fall but have some suggestions to prevent another.

“Keep their beds away from the window so they can’t get near them,” Beckwith said.

Experts at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center say babies and children falling from windows is more common than we might think.

“In the U.S., more than 4,000 children are treated in the emergency hospital from injuries resulting from window fall,” said Kevin Borrup.

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