The LPFD responded at 5:32 p.m. to a report of a three year old child who had fallen from a second story window on Summer Tree Dr., Livermore. The child appeared to have pushed the screen from the window frame and then fell to a backyard walkway.
The child, and his mother, was transported by Paramedics Plus to a CalSTAR Helicopter waiting at the Livermore Airport. The medical helicopter transported the child and mother to Children’s Hospital in Oakland. The child was flown due to the extended travel time by ground ambulance to Children’s Hospital, and also due to the possibility of serious injuries from the second story fall. We do not have any further information regarding the child at this time.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission states that more than 4,000 children are treated in hospital emergency rooms for window – fall related injuries each year. Their web site lists a number of tips to help keep children safe from window falls.
Several incidents involving children falling from windows have been reported over the year. In Dublin, 7-year-old Ruth Carpizo fell onto concrete from a third-story window.
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Soon after in Livermore, a 13-year-old girl fell out of her window in August.
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