A 3-year-old boy was injured Saturday afternoon after falling out of a third-story window in the University District, said officials with the Seattle Fire Department.
The incident happened at about 3:30 p.m. in the 5000 block of 30th Avenue Northeast.
According to police, the boy’s mother was in the kitchen and his father was sleeping, when the boy climbed up on a play table that was even with the base of the window. The boy then pressed the screen, which gave way and the boy fell out.
Witnesses told KIRO 7 reporter Henry Rosoff that the boy tumbled out of the window.
Police said the parents realized about the incident and called 911.
The owner of a bike shop across the street told KIRO 7 that a driver stopped to help the boy, who fell about 25 feet and landed on the concrete sidewalk.
“The first person driving by was a head and neck surgeon,” said owner Brian Parker. “What are the odds of that happening?”
Witnesses told KIRO 7 the surgeon stabilized the boy until medics arrived.
The boy had a head injury and some fractures and he was taken to Harborview Medical Center with severe life-threatening injuries. He was in critical condition as of Saturday evening.