SURREY – A five-year-old Indo-Canadian boy suffered a broken leg after falling out of a second-storey window in Surrey, just days after a similar fall killed a toddler in Maple Ridge.
The boy was rushed to hospital at around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday at a home in the 7900-block of 126A Street.
Officials said the boy suffered non-life threatening injuries including a broken leg and serious head injuries in the fall.
He remains in hospital in stable condition and is expected to make a full recovery, they said.
RCMP do not consider the case suspicious, according to Cpl. Bert Paquet.
The incident comes on the heels of a similar incident in Maple Ridge.
A two-year-old boy fell from a second-storey window on July 12 and died over the weekend in BC Children’s Hospital.
An investigation into his death is ongoing.
A children’s safety group says if you have young kids in your home, you need to move your furniture away from your windows.
Andy Brisebois with the Children’s Health and Safety Association told News 1130 if you do need to open your window, get a lock so it only opens a crack. If that’s not good enough, get a bar installed.
“Bars are not that aesthetically-pleasing,” he admits. “But you have to be aware that children will climb on stuff. They’re inquisitive. They want to look out; they want to see what’s down there. That’s what happens. The same thing with balconies.”
“You could be in the kitchen with the child, and you’re doing something, and then all of a sudden, the child is running away or running around,” he adds.
Brisebois says if you have a child that is just learning to walk or is able to do things that he or she wasn’t able to do before, that’s the time to take these precautionary steps.