EDISON, NJ - A 4-year-old boy suffered minor injuries to his leg and ribs Tuesday evening after police say he accidentally tumbled from a second-floor bedroom window at his family’s home in the Clara Barton section of town.
“This toddler apparently landed on a first-floor window awning. It broke his fall, then he rolled off it onto the lawn in his backyard,” police Lt. Robert Dudash said. “Instead of falling onto a concrete walkway or patio, the child fell on grass and thankfully he was not seriously injured.”
The youngster was taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick to be treated for a swollen leg and ankle, bruised ribs, and a lump on his head after the 7:20 pm incident at this family’s Norman Street home, police said.
Police said the 4-year-old was playing an iPad game in an upstairs bedroom where his older brothers, ages 21 and 10, were also present.
The older boys told investigating Officer Matthew Haras they were talking and suddenly noticed that their younger brother and a screen in the bedroom’s open window were missing. Then, they saw him laying on the grass in tears and dialed 911 for help.
The boys’ parents were not home at the time of the incident. Police said no criminal charges are pending in connection with the mishap.