By Steven Smith, Attorney David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network
A tragic death recently took place in New York City, New York when a 7 year old handicapped child (Chelsea Madonado) fell out of the 5th floor window of an apartment complex. The incident took place in the Bronx. Chelsea was blind in one eye and used a wheelchaiir. She was also autistic. There was some kind of a child protection guard in place on the lower part of the window. The news report at Fox News did not indicate if there was any safety device in place for the upper part of the window. Police and child welfare investigations will probably investigate the incident to determine the cause and preventability of such a tragedy. It is truly a tragedy for such a girl to have suffered such a death. Hopefully, the tragedy that took place in the Bronx will help other families and apartment complex owners more closely examine child safety measures that are in place for all children including but not limited to handicapped, autistic, blind and other challenged children.
You can read more about this story at 7 Year Old Falls from New York Apartment Building and Dies from Fall Related Injuries.