Toddler’s fall from third-story window appears accidental

A flashlight illuminates the window in which a one-year-old child fell from on April 11, 2017. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)
A flashlight illuminates the window in which a one-year-old child fell from on April 11, 2017. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. – The incident of a south Cheektowaga toddler falling from a window Tuesday night appears to be accidental according to law enforcement.

Cheektowaga Police Assistant Chief James Speyer tells Cheektowaga Chronicle that the child was playing on a couch and fell through a third-story screened window.

First responders treat a one-year-old child in the back of an AMR ambulance after she fell from a third story window on April 11, 2017. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)
First responders treat a one-year-old child in the back of an AMR ambulance after she fell from a third story window on April 11, 2017. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

The child was conscious when police officers arrived to the Sandstone Apartments at 1367 French Road just after 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Andrew Dayton, Chief of South Line Fire Company told Cheektowaga Chronicle that the child was with her parents inside the building when firefighters arrived.

The child was taken to Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo by an AMR ambulance.  Speyer did not have an updated condition Wednesday morning.

The Detective’s Bureau investigated the incident and it appears accidental at this time. No charges have been filed.

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