FOSTER CITY (CBS SF) — A 2-year-old boy who fell from a third-floor window in Foster City Thursday morning died of his injuries at a hospital Thursday night, according to police.
Emergency crews responded to the Waters Edge Apartments in the 1200 block of East Hillsdale Boulevard around 8:20 a.m.
Investigators determined that the child had leaned up against the screen of an open window when he accidentally fell through to the ground below.
He was flown to Stanford Hospital with major injuries and later pronounced deceased.
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.”
Police announced the boy’s passing in a press release Friday. They offered their thoughts and prayers to the family and the community.
So far, there is no word from authorities whether there would be a continuing investigation into the incident.
Authorities did use the tragic incident as a reminder that windows can create significant safety hazards. The Foster City Police Department offered some safety tips to help make children as safe as possible:
- Move all furniture away from upper floor windows
- Screens are meant to keep bugs out and will not prevent a fall from a window
- If a window is not in use, close and lock the window
- Install window stops that prevent windows, especially on upper floors, from being opened more than a few inches