Police: Toddler seriously injured after fall from third-story window

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Police: Toddler seriously injured after fall from third-story window

WOONSOCKET, R.I. (WPRI) — Police are trying to piece together how an 18-month-old boy fell from a third-story window in Woonsocket.

The toddler fell from the window of a home on Privilege Street. Police said the boy and his 6-year-old brother were being watched by their grandmother.

An initial investigation reveals the 6-year-old allegedly opened the window because it was hot while their grandmother was in another room.

Police said somehow, the toddler fell out the window and onto the sidewalk, where he was found by Arnoldo Vega.

Vega told Eyewitness News in Spanish that he didn’t have his phone on him, so he yelled out for someone to call 911.

He said he did what he could to help the boy until first responders arrived.

“I was holding onto the boy, then another boy came out from the third floor, saying he had fallen from the window,” Vega said.

Police tell Eyewitness News the toddler is suffering from serious injuries but was conscious and alert. He was transported to Hasbro Children’s Hospital.

It’s unclear at this time if charges will be filed.

This article was updated after police announced the toddler was 18 months old and not 3 years old.

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