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3-Year-Old Hospitalized After Falling From Apartment Window In Roxbury

ROXBURY (CBS) – Boston Police are investigating after a child fell out of a window in Roxbury late Monday morning. Officers were called to Humboldt Ave. around 11:15 a.m.

Police said a 3-year-old reportedly fell from a third-floor window.

Veronica Robinson told WBZ-TV she was walking her dog and saw the child bleeding on the ground between two apartment buildings.

"Something caught my eye. I took a double-take and when I looked I saw something in the driveway," Robinson said. "(A woman) started screaming and said 'That's a baby, a child!' I said 'Oh my god.' Then I started screaming, and then got my phone, and called the cops."

Robinson, who said she saw the child move its arms, said her screams got the attention of the toddler's parents and they came running out.

"The father ran downstairs and scooped him up but I told him don't touch him because you don't know what's broken or what's bleeding. Somebody pulled over and gave them a blanket and put them on the porch. It's really a child. It was crazy," she added.

The child was taken to an area hospital and is currently in stable condition.

Inspectional Services told WBZ-TV the window did not have a guard and the screen was slashed. Guards are not required for windows by the city of Boston, but they are recommended.

Neighbors are distraught and said this could have been prevented.

"If I wouldn't have walked by there's no telling how long he would have been laying in that driveway. And who knows when he fell," said Robinson.

No further information is currently available.

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