Toddler Critically Injured After Falling From Window, Police Say

By Rachel Holliday Smith and Aidan Gardiner  on May 21, 2014 1:34pm  | Updated on May 21, 2014 2:26pm

 The 21-month-old boy fell from a sixth-floor window and landed on a third-floor balcony, police said.
The 21-month-old boy fell from a sixth-floor window and landed on a third-floor balcony, police said.
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CROWN HEIGHTS — A toddler was critically injured when he tumbled from a sixth-floor window and landed on a third-floor balcony on Crown Street Wednesday morning, police said.

The 21-month-old was in his family's apartment with his mom and caretaker about 11:30 a.m. when he fell from a window in the rear of 580 Crown St., near Albany Avenue, according to a source and the NYPD.

"There were screams. It was intense," said a neighbor who asked not to be named.

He was taken to Kings County Hospital in critical condition, an NYPD spokeswoman said.

"The child is still in critical condition and he continues to fight," the child's half-brother Jacob Nemon, 28, said. "We'd like to thank everyone for their prayers. It's a difficult time for us."

The boy's mom, whose name was also not released, called 911 once the realized he had disappeared, a source said.

It was not immediately clear if there was any criminality involved in the fall, but a source said there was no window guard installed.

"They're all young families [living there]." said Chaya, a neighbor who refused to give her last name. "That's why I'm saying they should all have bars."

Police and the city Department of Health said investigations are ongoing.

In April, a 2-year-old boy survived a fall from his family's Lower East Side apartment. There had been no guard across the window at the time.

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