Sunnyside tot seriously injured after fall
An 18-month-old baby boy was seriously injured Thursday night after taking a 13-foot fall off a second-story patio of a Sunnyside home, fire and police officials said.
The infant made his way through a partially-open screen door in the back of the 43rd St. building in Sunnyside onto a balcony and scaled a 3-foot wrought iron fence, neighbors said.
He tumbled over and smashed his head when he landed on a concrete stoop down below, the FDNY said.
Neighbor Nancy Sasso, 34, a data clerk entry and a mother of two, saw emergency workers rush the baby out of the backyard.
“His head was covered with bandages and you could see his tummy rise and fall,” she said. “It’s just a freak accident.”
The boy went into cardiac arrest en route to Elmhurst Hospital Center after the 8:46 p.m. incident, fire officials said.
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