Another toddler falls out of window in Lynnwood and is seriously injured

A toddler was seriously injured after falling out of a window at a Lynnwood apartment complex on Friday afternoon, according to South County Fire.

Crews arrived around 4:45 p.m. at the apartment in the 20900 block of 44th Avenue West.

Firefighters said it looked like a screen on an open window broke and the boy fell about 15 feet onto a garden bed covered with landscape bark.

Paramedics took the boy to Harborview Medical Center. South County Fire said his injuries were serious but not life-threatening.

This is the third time since July a toddler has fallen out of a window in Lynnwood. On July 11, a toddler fell two stories onto the pavement. A couple of weeks later, a toddler fell out of the window at another apartment complex.

South County Fire recommends these tips to keep children from falling out of windows:

  • Use adult supervision. Unattended children run the greatest risk of falls and injuries, so the best first step is to watch children as they play.

  • Screens are meant to keep bugs out, not hold children. Screens can easily give way under a toddler’s weight.

  • For crawlers and climbers, move chairs, cribs, and other furniture away from windows.

  • Install window locks or guards to prevent windows from opening more than 4 inches. Parents can order a free window lock from Snohomish County Safe Kids online here. Window locks and guards can also be purchased online at local hardware stores.