Monday, March 7, 2011

Boy Lucky In Fall From Hotel Window

By Lisa E. Crowley
BrocktonPost
BROCKTON--A one-year-old boy who suffered a fall from a two-story Brockton hotel is in miraculously good condition after he landed on the pavement below, said Deputy Fire Chief George Phillips.
"It appears he survived this one OK," Phillips said.
The boy has been transported by ambulance to Children's Hospital in Boston where he is in stable condition.
Phillips said when fire personnel arrived at Quality Inn on Belmont Street in Brockton at about 9 a.m. they learned the boy had fallen from the window and may have landed on his head on the pavement below.
Phillips said the boy was alert--a good sign.
"He was crying and wigglingly around as we tried to immobilize him," Phillips said, noting restricting movement is standard procedure for possible head, neck, spine and spinal cord injuries.
"He seemed to be OK on initial examination," Phillips said. "Sometimes there are things that show up when they start doing more thorough examinations, but it looks like he was lucky," he said.
Police are still investigating the matter, Phillips said.
A spokesman for Brockton Police or State Police could not immediately be reached for comment.

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