Abbotsford – On Saturday night (August 13, 2016 at 7:56 pm), the Abbotsford Police Patrol Section responded to the 32000 block of Mt. Waddington Avenue to assist the Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service and BC Ambulance Service with a child who had fallen from a third floor window.
The four year old had climbed up on a couch, and managed to push out a screen covering the window; falling through the opening onto the ground below.
The child was taken to hospital with two fractured femurs, and is expected to make a full recovery. An adult family member was home at the time of this incident.
Incidents of this type are common during hot weather seasons.
To prevent potential falling accidents, please make sure furniture is not placed under open windows and children cannot reach any open windows.
Windows that are open even four inches can be dangerous for children.
If your windows are open, using window guards or locks to ensure the window opening is no wider than four inches.
Your child should be unable to fall out of a space this size.