Boy collapses from third floor of California hotel in critical condition
A 7-year-old boy is said to be in critical condition after falling from a third-story hotel window on Sunday night, police said.
The accident happened around 7 p.m. at the Residence Inn near Freedom Way and Thrive Drive in Roseville, California.
The child was taken to hospital with serious injuries. Its current condition is not known.
Roseville police said the circumstances of the fall were under investigation, but do not believe foul play was involved, or that the child was pushed or thrown out the window.
News week contacted the Roseville Police Department and the Residence Inn for comment.
This isn’t the first time a child has fallen from a window, narrowly running away with his life.
A 20-month-old boy survived after falling from the window on the sixth floor of an apartment in Redmond, on the outskirts of Seattle, Washington.
The toddler’s fall was cushioned by the roof of a blue Mazda owned by Edward Lu, who decided to cycle to work on the fall morning in November 2019.
A lump was left in the roof of the car where the boy had landed and the impact extinguished the interior lights.
Police said the toddler was alone in a room with an open window near the floor while his mother and two siblings were in another room. The boy is believed to have leaned over the screen and brought it out.
“The four-year-old sister found out her brother was no longer in the room and came out shouting at the mother that something bad had happened,” said James Perry, police information officer from Redmond. “It’s about 60 to 70 feet; if the car hadn’t been there it would have been a whole different story. The dent on the top of the car suggests that it absorbed much of the impact of the child. “
“There are a lot of things that came into play that made this kid land on the car like he did. The boy landed in a way where the car absorbed enough of the impact that it did. ‘he was awake and crying when paramedics arrived, “Perry told Kiro 7.
Another baby boy was reportedly thrown from a fourth-floor balcony by his mother in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in October 2020.
Officers from the St. Paul Police Department said they were called to an apartment building on Block 700 of Hampden Avenue in St Paul following reports of a “suicide attempt “in the morning of March 9.
When police arrived at the scene, they found an 11-year-old boy on the ground with multiple injuries.
The child suffered at least one fractured femur, one jaw fracture and several head injuries as a result of the fall. He was taken to the regional hospital.
“He is seriously injured, physically, but luckily he will survive,” said Steve Linders, spokesperson for the St. Paul Police Department. “I imagine he is also hurt emotionally.”
Linders estimated the boy to have fallen to about 40 feet.
Officers entered the building and proceeded to the victim’s home on the fourth floor. Inside, they found her 6-year-old brother and 33-year-old mother, identified in local reports as Itayvia D. Lloyd.
Lloyd reportedly told officers she pulled the 11-year-old from his bunk bed and threw him off the balcony. The mother gave no reason for the incident.
Lloyd was arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault and malicious punishment of a child.