By Anthony Ferguson, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network
Wilton, Maine is a nice town that was incorporated in 1803. Unfortunately, this small town was the site of a tragic death of a 17 month old boy (Matteo Hanson) who died after a fall down a flight of stairs recently. Matteo was taken to Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington for emergency medical care. Tragically, Matteo was officially pronounced dead at the hospital. An autopsy is currently pending on the child.
This story shows the dangers of stairs to small children in any location whether it is an apartment complex, school, day care center, mall, business, or home. If children are present, it is important to have railings in place to prevent children from falling through. Parental and caregiver supervision is important as well.
It is uncertain at this time if any criminal or civil proceedings will result from the incident. Maine State Police are involved with the investigation.
You can read more about this story at the Sun Journal Web Site – Toddler Falls Down Stairs at Wilton Maine Apartment Complex.