Boy, 2, survives fall from unguarded third-story window in Manhattan

Police said a 2-year-old boy survived a fall from an unguarded third-story window in his family's apartment on the Lower East Side. Credit: Google Maps
Police said a 2-year-old boy survived a fall from an unguarded third-story window in his family’s apartment on the Lower East Side.
Credit: Google Maps

A 2-year-boy miraculously survived a fall from an unguarded third-story window in Manhattan early Wednesday morning, police said.

The boy fell from the living-room window of his family’s third-floor apartment at around 1:20 a.m. on Chrystie Street in the Lower East Side, police said. 

The toddler landed on top of a flexible cover over trash cans on the sidewalk below, which police said likely broke his fall. He was taken to Bellevue Hospital, where police said he was in stable condition with internal injuries.

The boy’s family was in the apartment at the time of the fall, according to the NYPD.

Police said there were no protective guards on the window. City law, specifically Health Code Section 131.15, requires building managers to provide, maintain and install guards on windows of each apartment where a child 10 years and younger lives. The law does not apply to first-floor apartments.

Police said the incident is under investigation and no charges had been filed in the case later Wednesday morning.

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