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Car breaks toddler’s 6-story fall from Washington State apartment complex

Car breaks toddler’s 6-story fall from Washington State apartment complex”

A 20-month-old child was hospitalized with serious injuries Wednesday after falling from the sixth floor of a Redmond apartment complex and landing on top of a parked vehicle.

The toddler "landed in a way where the auto absorbed enough of the impact that he was awake and crying when paramedics arrived" Wednesday afternoon, Redmond police spokesman James Perry told the KIRO television station.

The child was taken to hospital, where he is in a serious but stable condition.

According to Redmond Police, the child's mother was in a different room in the apartment and didn't realize the toddler had fallen.

The child was laying on a mattress pad on the floor of the apartment and propped himself up on a window that was cracked open and fell out, authorities say.

The boy's 4-year-old sister was the one who entered the room and noticed her brother missing and the open window.

When police arrived at the apartment complex, the boy was alive and crying, and it was all thanks to Edward Lu's blue Mazda.

A dent was left in the roof of the vehicle marks where the boy had landed and the impact knocked out the interior lights.

"Yeah you know, if I had driven in today I don't know what would've happened".

Luckily for the toddler, another tenant of the apartment building, Edward Lu, had chose to bike to work Wednesday, which meant his blue Mazda was in its usual spot to break the toddler's fall.

"25 percent of kids who we see end up in our ICU, and a significant number leave with some disability", Johnston said.

It's a fall that's turned him into a believer of miracles.

"That's a big dent", Lu said.

Lu said "we're all lucky" he made a decision to bicycle to work instead of driving, adding that he doesn't normally believe in miracles, KCPQ reported.



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