UPDATE: Girls aged 2 and 3 remain in hospital after fall from window in Scarborough

News Jun 20, 2017 by Andrew Palamarchuk Scarborough Mirror

Two young sisters remain in hospital after falling from a second-storey window in Malvern Monday evening.

Toronto police said the window screen gave way as the girls, ages two and three, were leaning on it at about 8:20 p.m. June 19.

The children fell from the window, landing on the concrete patio in the backyard.

The incident happened at a home on Burkwood Crescent, northeast of Sheppard Avenue and Neilson Road.

The youngsters were taken to the Hospital for Sick Children via an emergency run. The two year old was listed in critical condition while her older sister was in serious condition.

Det. Sgt. Gerry Heaney of 42 Division said police are investigating the incident as an accident.

“This is a terrible tragedy,” he said. “The family is obviously distraught.”

Heaney urged parents to make sure that young children don’t have access to open windows.

“Especially with the hot weather, windows being opened for breeze, ensure that there’s no furniture, beds, any type of item, that children under five can stand on,” he added. “Unfortunately kids don’t ask us to get on beds or furniture near windows.”



UPDATE: Girls aged 2 and 3 remain in hospital after fall from window in Scarborough

News Jun 20, 2017 by Andrew Palamarchuk Scarborough Mirror

Two young sisters remain in hospital after falling from a second-storey window in Malvern Monday evening.

Toronto police said the window screen gave way as the girls, ages two and three, were leaning on it at about 8:20 p.m. June 19.

The children fell from the window, landing on the concrete patio in the backyard.

The incident happened at a home on Burkwood Crescent, northeast of Sheppard Avenue and Neilson Road.

The youngsters were taken to the Hospital for Sick Children via an emergency run. The two year old was listed in critical condition while her older sister was in serious condition.

Det. Sgt. Gerry Heaney of 42 Division said police are investigating the incident as an accident.

“This is a terrible tragedy,” he said. “The family is obviously distraught.”

Heaney urged parents to make sure that young children don’t have access to open windows.

“Especially with the hot weather, windows being opened for breeze, ensure that there’s no furniture, beds, any type of item, that children under five can stand on,” he added. “Unfortunately kids don’t ask us to get on beds or furniture near windows.”



UPDATE: Girls aged 2 and 3 remain in hospital after fall from window in Scarborough

News Jun 20, 2017 by Andrew Palamarchuk Scarborough Mirror

Two young sisters remain in hospital after falling from a second-storey window in Malvern Monday evening.

Toronto police said the window screen gave way as the girls, ages two and three, were leaning on it at about 8:20 p.m. June 19.

The children fell from the window, landing on the concrete patio in the backyard.

The incident happened at a home on Burkwood Crescent, northeast of Sheppard Avenue and Neilson Road.

The youngsters were taken to the Hospital for Sick Children via an emergency run. The two year old was listed in critical condition while her older sister was in serious condition.

Det. Sgt. Gerry Heaney of 42 Division said police are investigating the incident as an accident.

“This is a terrible tragedy,” he said. “The family is obviously distraught.”

Heaney urged parents to make sure that young children don’t have access to open windows.

“Especially with the hot weather, windows being opened for breeze, ensure that there’s no furniture, beds, any type of item, that children under five can stand on,” he added. “Unfortunately kids don’t ask us to get on beds or furniture near windows.”