Over 5,000 Kids Hurt Each Year From Falling Out Windows - WICU12 HD WSEE Erie, PA News, Sports, Weather and Events

Over 5,000 Kids Hurt Each Year From Falling Out Windows

Posted: Updated:

It's one of the scariest things a parent can experience...the sound of their child, falling from a second story window.

Recently, the Journal of Pediatrics, released results from a 18 year study, showing that this is happening, more than most realize.

Over 5,000 kids are injured every year, across the U.S., from falling out windows, at their homes.  Sadly, a large percentage of these kids are hospitalized for serious injuries.

The study, was conducted by researchers with Children's Hospital, in Columbus, Ohio.

Researches found that toddlers are the largest group of kids at risk, as they are often curious to find out what's happening outside, lean over, and then tumble out the window.

Janet Vogt, Supervisor of Erie's SafeKids, says toddler's top heavy bodies, play a big factor and their heads can easily push through the screens. Surprisingly... boys, were involved in more falls, than girls.

Experts say, the best ways to protect kids from falling, is to use locks, or window gates... but parents can also do a little more to help...

"One of the best things you can do is make sure there is no furniture around windows," said Vogt.  "So especially smaller children can't climb up on something and get out the window."

Submit your event now
Powered by WorldNow
3514 State St. Erie, PA 16508
Newsroom: (814)454-8812
Toll Free: 1(800)454-8812
Business offices: (814)454-5201
WICU FCC Filing
WSEE FCC Filing
Share:
Share Stories
Submit your stories to our site!
Share Photos
Share your photos in our community galleries
Mobile:
Mobile Site
Be sure to stay constantly updated with the power of WICU12 and WSEE at your fingertips
Free Android App
Free iPhone App
Free iPad App
Storm Tracker App
Droid
iPhone
iPad
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WICU. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
                   WICU/WSEE - 3514 State Street Erie, PA 16508 - (814) 454-5201 - info@wicu12.com