Toddler injured after falling out window, a growing trend across Utah

By Brian Carlson

Published 05/26 2012 09:24PM

Updated 05/27 2012 02:14PM

HERRIMAN, Utah (ABC 4 News) – A toddler fell out of a third story window in Herriman Saturday. It’s the latest incident in a surge of children falling out of windows across the Wasatch Front.

Fire fighters said Saturday’s toddler took a serious tumble.

"We estimate the fall to be approximately 25 feet,” said Capt. Lee Ascarte, Unified Fire Authority.

The two year old boy fell out of an open a third story window at a Herriman apartment complex. He landed on the cement, but appeared to only have minor injuries to his back.

Fire fighters can’t believe it.

“Any time you fall twice or three times your body height it could be critical or life threatening,” said Ascarte.

Lately there’s been a spike of it.

Last week a young boy fell out of a second floor window in Millcreek. And back on May 8th, a toddler tumbled out of another second story window in West Jordan. Emergency crews said they're all a good reminder for parents to be careful with their kids.

"We just want to make sure that our little ones, anytime they're near a window make sure that we're watching them. And make sure especially if they're in elevated heights, two stories or above that they're being watched and that they don't get themselves into trouble,” said Ascarte.

The toddler in Herriman was airlifted to Primary Children's Medical Center just to be safe, but at last check ABC 4 is told the child was in stable condition.

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