Palo Alto boy falls from second-story window

7-year-old breaks forearm in morning incident

A 7-year-old Palo Alto boy was injured after falling from a second-story window and landing on the ground Saturday morning, June 2, Palo Alto police said.

The boy was playing on the back of the family sofa when the incident occurred at about 10:24 a.m., Palo Alto police Sgt. Sal Madrigal said.

Police and fire personnel were called to the apartment in the 2100 block of Williams Street, between Stanford and College avenues.

Palo Alto Fire Battalion Chief Doug Conn said the boy's parents called 911 after he fell 15 feet. When emergency personnel arrived, he was awake and breathing.

Madrigal and Conn said the boy was taken to a local hospital emergency room and treated for a broken forearm.

There was no evidence that anything other than an accident had occurred, Madrigal said.


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Posted by uhhhh
a resident of Barron Park
on Jun 4, 2012 at 6:22 pm

as unfortunate as this is, I reeeaaaaaallly could not care less about this.

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Posted by me
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Jun 5, 2012 at 3:23 am

To ughhh if u could not care less then why u bother reading it in the first place then comment on it lol seems like u do care haha

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Posted by P.A. Native
a resident of Mountain View
on Jun 5, 2012 at 1:07 pm

There's that famous Palo Alto apathy!

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Posted by ufo223
a resident of St. Claire Gardens
on Jun 5, 2012 at 1:15 pm

...and yet it took four months for the Palo Alto Police Dept. and Palo Alto Building Inspection Dept. to report the death of a Palo Alto Building Inspector from a traumautic fall. No word yet from the City Manager who continues to issue a "no response" "no comment" answer to questions asked about this accident. What a pity.

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Posted by Learn From It
a resident of Palo Verde
on Jun 6, 2012 at 7:54 pm

Hopefully, this will be a warning to other parents who have kids. Sofas should be away from second story windows.

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