Toddler survives 60-foot fall from apartment, lands on car

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Toddler survives 60-foot fall from apartment, lands on car. (Photo: KIRO)

REDMOND, WA (AP) — A 20-month-old boy survived a six-story fall from a suburban Seattle apartment window after the toddler landed on the roof of a parked car that cushioned the impact of the plunge, authorities said.

The toddler “landed in a way where the car 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.

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The boy was in serious but stable condition at a hospital.

Just before the fall, the toddler was alone in a bedroom, while his mother and two siblings were in another room, Perry said.

Investigators believe the boy propped himself on the edge of a window that was cracked open, pushed through a screen and tumbled about 60 feet.



The owner of the Mazda sedan that the child fell on was amazed that the boy survived.

“That’s a big dent,” Edward Lu said. “I couldn’t believe it.”