Two young children are in hospital fighting for their lives after falling from a third floor window.
The Daily Mail have shared the scary story of a five-year-old girl and a three-year-old boy who are in hospital after falling from a third floor window in south-west Sydney.
The young girl is in critical condition after falling out of an apartment complex window in Bankstown just before 9am, according to The Daily Telegraph.
Both children are receiving treatment at The Children’s Hospital in Westmead, where the boy is in stable condition.
Emergency services were called to the complex at South Terrace after the children fell approximately 10 metres.
Police said they have been told the two children are related.
It is believed the pair fell through the window’s flyscreen, 9News reported.
Anyone with more information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers.
Last month we shared the story of a six-year-old girl who was taken to hospital after falling out of a second-storey window onto concrete.
NSW Health says falls are the most common cause of injuries in children. Over 8,000 children are admitted to NSW hospitals each year due to a fall.
Children can fall out of a window which is open more than 12.5cm, even if a flyscreen is fitted.
To prevent children falling from your windows, it is recommended that
• where possible, all windows, especially bedroom windows: – are not opened more than 12.5cm when located above the ground floor. – have window latches/locks fitted to stop windows opening more than 12.5cm or guards to protect the opening.
• beds and other furniture are kept away from windows, so that children cannot use them to climb up to the windows.
• you do not rely on flyscreens to prevent a child falling out of a window.
• children are taught to play away from windows.
• children are always supervised.
We hope both children make a full recovery.
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