Child falls from 2nd-story window in Des Moines

Published On: Jun 24 2013 08:31:41 AM CDT
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Authorities say a child was injured in a fall from a second-story window at a Des Moines apartment complex.

The Des Moines Register reports that the accident occurred Sunday afternoon at the Oakridge Apartments. The boy's mother told police she left her son along for a moment while she used a bathroom. She soon heard pounding on her apartment door and screaming from outside. She then learned her boy had fallen from an apartment window.

Officers say the boy's head was bleeding and he was crying when they arrived. He was taken to Blank Children's Hospital.