A six-year-old girl has been taken to hospital after falling out of a second-storey window onto concrete.
CareFlight’s rapid response helicopter headed out to the Beecroft scene in Sydney’s northwest around 7pm on Thursday, reports 7 news.
It’s believed the child accidentally broke through a fly-screen barrier and fell around four metres to the ground.
A doctor and intensive care paramedic assessed the girl at the Grave Avenue scene, and luckily it appears she has avoided serious injury.
The girl was taken to Westmead Children’s Hospital in a stable condition.
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 she makes a full recovery.
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