Two tots bouncing on bed at Scarborough home fall out window
Toronto Police at a home on Burkwood Cres. in Scarborough on Monday, June 19, 2017 after two children fell out a window. (Victor Biro/Toronto Sun)
Two toddlers were playing on a bed in their Malvern home Monday evening when they tumbled out a second-storey window and landed on concrete more than four metres below.
The sisters — two and three years old — were badly hurt.
Toronto Police say emergency crews responded to a 911 call at the rowhouse on Burkwood Cr., near Neilson Rd. and Sheppard Ave. E., around 8:20 p.m.
“Someone called in hysterically advising us that two girls had fallen out of the second-floor window of a home,” Const. Jenifferjit Sidhu said Tuesday.
She said the girls plunged from a window at the rear of the home into the backyard and landed on a concrete patio.
The two-year-old was in critical condition and the three-year-old was in serious condition when rushed to hospital.
Staff-Sgt. Peter Trimble, of 42 Division, said the girls had improved by the morning but were not out of the woods yet.
The older girl remained in “stable condition” and her younger sister was in “serious but stable condition,” he said.
“From what we understand, they were bouncing on a bed and somehow ended up launching themselves out the window,” Trimble said, adding they were also other children playing in the bedroom.
The girls’ mom was home at the time.
It was extremely hot on Monday and Trimble said it’s believed the window must have been opened, but it was not immediately clear if there was a screen in place.