2 children injured in separate falls from Calgary windows Wednesday

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WATCH: Two children were injured Wednesday after falling from second-storey windows in separate incidents. Doug Vaessen has details – May 4, 2017

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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