Seattle Police say a toddler died Tuesday night, after falling from a third floor window of her apartment in the Maple Leaf neighborhood. Neighbors say the little girl had recently celebrated her second birthday.

It happened just before 8 p.m.

Police say the window was open due to the warm weather, and the child was sitting on her bed, beside the third floor window in her home, when she somehow leaned against the screen, and fell to the ground below.

Her mother was home at the time and called 911 right away, but the little girl suffered serious head injuries in the fall an passed away a short time later at Harborview Medical Center.

Neighbors tell us it was tough to watch as it it all unfolded.

I saw firefighters doing chest compressions, to see if they could make her breathe, I saw her face, and it was really hard for me to see, said an 11-year-old neighbor. I didn't cry though, because I had to be strong.

Seattle Police say it is a somber reminder to parents, to keep their children away from open windows on warm days.

The biggest warning we can give is to make certain when opening up your windows, and you have small children in the home, do the best you can to move objects - move chairs, tables, beds away from those windows, said Captain Mike Edwards.

Police are now investigating, but say early indications are that this was just a tragic accident.

The apartment building is run by an advocacy group for deaf women. Neighbors say the child's mother is hearing impaired.

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