MIAMI (CBSMiami) — A two-year-old girl is hospitalized is in good condition after falling from an apartment building fourth floor window. According to Miami Police, it happened around 7:30 a.m. near SW 20 Avenue and 8th Street.
When police arrived, the child was being held by an uncle and she was alert and conscious.READ MORE: Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, Faith Leaders Urge People To Get Their COVID-19 Vaccinations
“This is something that is a miracle, but could have easily been a tragedy,” said Commander Freddie Cruz with the Miami Police Department.
Paramedics transported the toddler to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center in stable condition.
MORE FROM CBSMIAMI.COM
Sentenced To 90-Years For Marijuana Crime, Florida Man To Be Released After Serving 31
Ms. Cheezious Owner Says Restaurant Was Vandalized By People Who Didn’t Want To Wear Mask
Stretch Of 8th Street In Little Havana Reopens After Anti-Communism Demonstration
“Falling from 40 feet, you may not see anything from the outside, but you might still have some serious injuries internally,” said Captain Ignatius “Iggy” Carroll with Miami Fire Rescue.
According to officers on scene, it appears she was spared any significant injuries because she fell into a palm tree and then down onto some shrubs.
“So she didn’t end up on the pavement, she ended up in a grassy area,” said Capt. Carroll.
Miami Police are now investigating how the 2-year-old fell out of the window.MORE NEWS: Florida Rapper Tafia Involved In Fiery Tractor Trailer Crash On Miami's Airport Expressway
“We all know children are very curious,” said Commander Cruz. “So it could have easily been that she opened the window, she opened the door of some sort. Again, we are investigating to see if there was any negligence. What was the family doing at the time?”