Toddler falls from second-floor window of mall-area hotel

Unknown yet how bad he was hurt, why he fell

By John Branton, Columbian Staff Reporter

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Updated: September 2, 2011, 10:24 PM

 

A 2-year-old boy was rushed to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center after he fell from a second-floor window of a mall-area hotel Friday night.

At 7:12 p.m., firefighters, police and AMR Northwest ambulance paramedics rushed to the Rodeway Vancouver Inn, 9201 N.E. Vancouver Mall Drive, said Capt. Kevin Murray with the Vancouver Fire Department.

Murray said he was told the boy landed on landscaping.

Sergeant Kevin Hatley with the Vancouver Police Department said the fall is believed to have been accidental. He said police don’t know whether the window was open before the child approached it.

Hatley said the boy's injuries were believed signifcant, but it did not appear they were life-threatening.

John Branton: 360-735-4513 or john.branton@columbian.com.