Northeast Times

Toddler dies in three-story fall in Frankford

An un­su­per­vised tod­dler fell to his death from a third-story win­dow in Frank­ford on Sunday.

Po­lice re­spond­ing to a 911 call at about 6 p.m. found the 3-year-old vic­tim in an al­ley next to an apart­ment build­ing on the 1600 block of Foulk­rod St. The boy was un­con­scious with severe head trauma, a frac­tured pel­vis and sev­er­al broken ribs. He was taken to St. Chris­toph­er’s Hos­pit­al for Chil­dren in crit­ic­al con­di­tion and died there shortly after 9 p.m.

A 32-year-old wo­man de­scribed as the boy’s care­taker told po­lice that she had left the tod­dler in a third-floor apart­ment with her 4-year-old daugh­ter while she went to a neigh­bor­ing apart­ment to pre­pare din­ner. A short time later, the girl aler­ted the wo­man that the boy had fallen from the win­dow. The wo­man re­turned to the first apart­ment and saw the in­jured boy on the ground some 30 feet be­low the win­dow.

No crim­in­al charges have been filed in the case. ••

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