No Serious Injuries for Toddler That Fell From Third Floor Window

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DES MOINES, Iowa -- A toddler fell from a third-story apartment window in Des Moines Monday afternoon.

It happened in the 6300 block of Southwest 9th Street around 1:30 p.m. Emergency crews responded after receiving a call about a 23-month-old child that had fallen from a window.

It appears the child popped out the screen window while other members of the family were watching TV in the apartment. The toddler landed on an area of sod and woodchips below the window and was able to crawl around after the fall.

The child suffered injuries that were not life-threatening but was transferred to a local hospital for treatment.

The incident is still being investigated and it’s not certain whether charges will be filed against the parents.