FOSTER CITY (CBS SF) — Fire officials said a 18-month-old boy was airlifted to the hospital Thursday morning after suffering serious injuries when he fell from the third story of a Foster City apartment building.

Firefighters were dispatched at 8:19 a.m. to the Water’s Edge apartment complex at 1200 E. Hillsdale Blvd on a report of the fall, San Mateo-Foster City-Belmont Fire Battalion Chief Chuck Goodwin said.

Fire officials initially said the toddler fell from the second story.

Because fire officials expected traffic to be heavy, they called for a medical helicopter to respond to take the child to a hospital as soon as possible, Goodwin said.

Neighbors KPIX 5 talked to said the complex is usually well kept.

“They take care of it really well. Everything is in good condition,” said complex resident Carlos Mesquita. “And like I said, that’s why I’m shocked about it. How did this happen? I don’t know.”

As the helicopter was en route, medics treated the child at the scene. They then turned over the boy to medical helicopter nurses and he was flown to Stanford Hospital.

Foster City police spokeswoman Capt. Tracy Avelar said the boy was walking through a common hallway when he leaned on a screen and fell through the window.

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