2 children injured in separate falls from Calgary windows Wednesday

2 children injured in Wednesday window falls
WATCH: Two children were injured Wednesday after falling from second-storey windows in separate incidents. Doug Vaessen has details.

Two children are recovering in hospital after falling out of windows in two separate incidents in northeast Calgary on Wednesday.

In the first, a four-year-old girl fell from a second-storey window in the 300 block of Taralake Way N.E. just after 5 p.m.

EMS said the girl fell approximately five metres and landed “below grade” on a window well.

She was taken to the Alberta Children’s Hospital in serious condition with suspected head injuries.

Hours later, a three-year-old boy fell from a second-storey window along Temple Drive N.E.

He was taken to hospital in stable condition with minor injuries.

“In each instance they did push through a screen,” EMS spokesperson Stuart Brideaux said. “It always serves as a reminder that the screens are not at all safety devices. They cannot be relied on to prevent a fall.”

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