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: Miami Weather: Arctic Air Moving In For Weekend Freeze
“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.
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“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.READ MORE: Cold Weather Coming, Protect The Four P's: People, Pets, Plants, Property
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: Severe Winter Weather In Northeast Expected To Disrupt Flights At South Florida Airports
“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?”