Child falls from 2nd floor window

May 5, 2008 3:23:12 PM PDT
A Chicago toddler is lucky to be alive after falling from a window Monday on the city's West Side.Family members of the 3-year-old boy who fell from a second story window Monday morning said they are too distraught to talk with ABC7. His grandmother says she is grateful the boy is doing well and hopes he will return home soon.

Chicago police confirmed a 3-year-old boy fell from a second story window in the 3500 block of 13th Place while playing near the window at his home a little after 9:30 a.m. A friend of the child's mother, Cardelya Phillips, identified the child as Lavarian Townes.

"He's not in critical condition. He's OK," said Phillips. "I don't' know what was happening. I wasn't here when it happened. I was woke(n) up out of my sleep, and I came here quick as I can."

The child's mother told police that he apparently lost his balance and fell through a screen to the ground below. The 3-year-old was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital. Hospital officials say he is undergoing an evaluation. His mother is at his side and spoke with her friend Phillips over the phone.

"Talked to her, he's alright, he's good," said Phillips. "He will be coming home but when, we don't know yet."

The child remains at Mount Sinai for observation. Hospital officials said he may be staying overnight.

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