17-month-old girl survives 3-story fall



Baltimore & Region

November 02, 2005|By NICK SHIELDS

A toddler survived a fall from a third-story window yesterday, suffering a broken leg when she landed in a large flower planter, Baltimore County police said yesterday.

The 17-month-old girl was playing with a 3-year-old in an apartment in the 6800 block of Queens Ferry Road about 3:30 p.m., while the girlfriend of the younger child's father was in another room, police said.

A large sliding-glass window at the Fairways at Towson apartment complex was open and the screen fell out with the child, police said.

The girl fell about 25 feet into a wooden barrel planter filled with dirt and twigs. The pot was surrounded by a concrete walkway.

"The pot broke the child's fall," said Vickie Warehime, a police spokeswoman.

The girl also sustained several bruises, police said. The toddler was flown to Johns Hopkins Hospital's pediatric care center, police said. Warehime said it is unclear how the girl fell. Police did not release the names of the parents or the children. The investigation is continuing, police said.

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