Toronto Police believe a three-storey fall that left a seven year–old boy in intensive care was an accident.
The boy plunged from a bedroom window at a Toronto Community Housing complex near Finch Ave E and Birchmount Rd around 3pm Thursday. The boy landed on a small concrete patio below, coming down hard on his left side.
The boy’s parents took him to Scarborough Grace Hospital. Given the severity of his injuries, the boy was airlifted to the Hospital for Sick Children. Sergeant Rob Warrener said doctors were concerned about poor blood circulation between the impact point on the boy’s left shoulder and his chest. The seven-year-old was initially listed in critical condition, but late Thursday night police said his injuries were no longer considered to be life-threatening.
Warrener would not lay out what investigators believe happened in the moments before the boy fell, but says police do not suspect foul play. Police would not say either if the boy was in the bedroom alone or if there had been a screen on the window.
Neighbours clustered around townhouse door Glendower Circuit while police investigated inside. A woman who would not identify herself or her connection to the unit shouted down reporters as they questioned neighbours about the boy hurt and the area.
TCHC had a staffer on scene but they did not offer any comment.