Girl, 3, seriously injured in a fall from the 4th floor window of the St. Paule

A 3-year-old girl was seriously injured in a fall from an upstairs window Tuesday night in St. Paul’s Highland Park, according to police.

Preliminary information indicated that the children had been playing on a bed that had been pushed against a wall near an apartment window, although the girl was alone in the room when she accidentally fell, said Sgt. Mike Ernster, a police spokesman.

Officers who responded to the 1700 block of Graham Avenue just before 9:30 p.m. found Good Samaritans tending to the girl, who was unconscious but breathing, Ernster said. A screen lay nearby.

The paramedics transported the girl to the hospital and the police investigation continues.

Windows are among the top five “hidden” hazards in a home, according to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission. The non-profit organization Safe Kids Worldwide offers these tips: Install window guards; open windows from the top instead of the bottom if possible; move furniture away from windows.

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