A 20-month-old boy was taken to Harborview Medical Center in critical condition after falling from a two-story window and hitting a vehicle below.
The accident happened just after 6:10 p.m. Tuesday in the 6800 block of South 133rd Street inside the Cambridge Park Apartments in Skyway.
"When firefighters arrived they found the toddler conscious with multiple injuries. According to a neighbor who saw the incident, the toddler was playing near the window and suddenly the screen popped out and the toddler too," said Dave Nelson, District 20 spokesperson. “Had the vehicle not been below the apartment unit, the toddler could had suffered fewer injuries."
Family was home at the time of the incident, which has been ruled an accident by the sheriffs office.
Skyway Fire says screens are meant to keep bugs out, not children in. Parents should properly install window guards to prevent unintentional window falls. For windows above the first floor, include an emergency release device in case of fire.