Toddler who fell from motel window ‘fair’



A toddler who fell out of a second-story motel window on Friday was listed in fair condition Saturday, said a nursing supervisor at The Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel in Portland.

The hospital defines “fair” condition as: “Vital signs are stable and within normal limits. Patient is conscious and alert although may be uncomfortable or in pain and may have minor complications.”

Damien Bross, 2, landed on landscaping outside the Rodeway Vancouver Inn, 9201 N.E. Vancouver Mall Drive.

His aunt, Brandi George, posted online that her sister had turned around for a minute to get a snack for Damien and he leaned on a window screen. She wrote that the window was open because the air-conditioning in the room was not working.

Damien was transported by AMR Northwest ambulance service to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, then transferred to The Children’s Hospital.

Sergeant Kevin Hatley with the Vancouver Police Department said Friday that the fall was believed to be accidental.