Murrieta Toddler Seriously Injured in Third-Story Fall

A 3-year-old boy was life-flighted out after falling from a third-story apartment window Monday in Murrieta.

A toddler suffered serious injuries Monday when he fell from the third story of an apartment building in Murrieta, according to police.

The incident occurred at about 11 a.m. at the Camden Vineyards apartment complex at 24323 Jackson Avenue, Murrieta police Lt. Rob Firmes said.

"The 3-year-old was able to get up to the window and push the screen out," Firmes said. "He landed on an eave and then on the ground," Firmes said.

The boy was life-flighted out with "pretty serious injuries," Firmes said.

Police were still waiting for word on whether the boy was expected to survive his injuries, according to Firmes.

"At this time the incident appears to be accidental," Firmes said.

donna tm October 09, 2012 at 01:50 AM
OMG - their world just turned upside down. (why would the first thought be to blame somebody?) pray for that child and family! so sad...
Nancy October 09, 2012 at 03:24 AM
That is devastating. I could not imagine. Praying for the child and his family.
RnCB October 09, 2012 at 03:26 AM
The Police and Fireman of Murrieta do a great job and should get serious credit and be thanked for being so thorough in their investigation. There promptness in responding to the scene and helping this child should be commended. Yes we are praying for this child to make it without any serious injuries or trauma..... Lets thank the PD and FD for being there to help save lives each and every day.. Thank You guys !!!!! R & C
Surf Dad October 09, 2012 at 03:55 AM
I was in the ER today when the dad came in looking for his son. I will never forget the look on his face. My heart broke for this young father. I'm praying for this little boy.
please pray October 09, 2012 at 04:54 AM
I know the father & son. this little boy is my sons best friend. please keep him in your prayers, he needs the prayers please
Elizabeth October 09, 2012 at 08:04 AM
Negligence. you child should never be near a window. He never should have enough time to push a screen open if he IS near an open window, espicially if hes a todler
vee October 09, 2012 at 02:31 PM
This is my nephew. He's doing better then expected. Scheduled for surgery this morning. God is good. Thank you for prayers. Keep them comin please!
Krystal Brown October 09, 2012 at 02:35 PM
Of course elizabeth is perfect right? Praying for the child to recover. We all know accidents happen so quickly.
sandalina October 09, 2012 at 02:37 PM
This explains the police car I saw absolutely racing in that direction with lights and siren. I couldn't believe how fast he was going. Something in the back of my mind told me it was probably an emergency involving a child...
Skallop October 09, 2012 at 03:21 PM
vee - I'm so happy to hear he's doing better than expected. I have been thinking about him & his parents & praying since I read the article last night. I have a 3yr. old son of my own. They're so quick, no matter how close we watch them. We can't be a shield around them even though we want to & it's sad for people to point the finger. I will continue praying & hope to hear he's going to be fine.
GINNA October 09, 2012 at 04:09 PM
Maggie Avants (Editor) October 09, 2012 at 04:30 PM
Vee, Thank you for the update. Please keep them coming. Thank you, Maggie Avants.
B October 09, 2012 at 04:44 PM
@ Elizabeth. You have no idea what you are talking about. I was at the community when this ACCIDENT Occured. Thats why they are called ACCIDENTS! Things like this happen in 2 seconds. You need to be more respectful of the family who is already going through such a terrible event!
Surf Dad October 09, 2012 at 04:49 PM
AWESOME!!!!!! I'll continue to pray for the little man!!!!
Zeus Triton October 09, 2012 at 05:02 PM
Elizabeth, you are WRONG!!! How dare you? Something bad is going to happen to you & people will either NOT help you or point THEIR finger at YOU in blame & suspicion. You suck.
LisaB October 09, 2012 at 05:19 PM
Elizabeth - the only thing that comes to mind with your remark is that you must not be a mother. Such naive remarks would never come out of a mother's mouth. Any and all mother's put on this planet would know that children are quick and unpredictable. The toddler was 3, not 3 months. Children at that age are allowed to walk around a home that parents have made child friendly - not for hours, but also not having to be watched every second of every day. It was a freak accident....ACCIDENT. That family is going through a living hell and you are on here preaching negligence. Nobody is perfect (including you), so please keep irresponsible remarks to yourself, especially at times like these when this family needs all the prayers they can get. To the family, my thoughts and prayers are with you. May your child be back in your arms and at home soon.
Eddie October 09, 2012 at 06:22 PM
@Elizabeth, ignorance is bliss! DUMBASS!
Dalia October 09, 2012 at 06:24 PM
Praise the Lord, this baby is fine. Yes, accidents happen so fast. When I was a child my mom turned her back for a second to get something from the oven, and in an instant my sister bashed her fork into my head, (we watched an episode of laurel and hardy). Thank God for my hard head. I was a-ok. And still am. I think. I am not a mom, but I don't have to be one to know that toddlers are very very fast.
Carlos October 09, 2012 at 07:18 PM
I know the mother of this child personally and hate to see blame being put on an accident. The family has just passed a death in the family really dear to them and this is more devastation to have to live through. Rather than negativity offer prayers and support.
vee October 09, 2012 at 08:00 PM
Update on my little nephew: No plates or screws needed in his head at this mornings surgery! Yay! God is doing work! Thank you again for all the prayers!
Skallop October 09, 2012 at 10:17 PM
Amen. Continued prayers that he will heal completely.
Katie Michelle October 09, 2012 at 11:02 PM
I also know the mother she is a good person and there is no room for blame here... If you don't have anything supportive to say then don't say it... I'll be praying for son he is in God's hands.
DeMarie Rossi October 10, 2012 at 12:06 AM
So happy to hear he is doing better!! God is good. @Elizabeth you don't know the family, you don't know the circumstances and you certainly don't have a clue about children! Take your negative, judgmental attitude somewhere else - none of us are perfect, I am sure you have made a mistake or two in your lifetime, don't be so quick to condemn someone. You never know when you may have to walk in their shoes.
Dalia October 10, 2012 at 01:19 AM
Everybody makes mistakes, and EVERYBODY says thinks they wish they could take back. I do believe Elizabeth gets it by now, so lighten up already. Enough already. Geez!! The baby is going to be fine. Mom and dad had a horrific scare, but an angel cushioned this wee one. How awesome is that?
DeMarie Rossi October 10, 2012 at 04:44 AM
FYI I don't see her taking it back - that is my point - people like her need to be schooled - its about time people don't just step aside and smile when someone is a bully and says mean hurtful things - I wasn't mean to her - I gave my opinion - basically - know the facts, treat people with kindness instead of judgement and remember one day it could be you in that situation. I would welcome an apology from her and accept her and that with open arms. Unfortunately quick to judge people have a tendency to hit and run with unkind words or gossip and then sprint the other way. I stand my ground - Elizabeth should have thought before she said such a hurtful thing that this little one's mom and family can read. Let me tell you God's angels are not happy with such horrific words spoken in haste. I have no intention of ever lightening up on evil - that allows it to grow. Elizabeth, if you are reading this, you really should come back and apologize to the family - you were brave enough to condemn them, now be brave enough to come back and admit you were wrong.
BRUNO TRAVANTI October 10, 2012 at 07:00 PM
@ Ms Rossi....and who now is being quick to judge? You who said, "Unfortunately quick to judge people have a tendency to hit and run with unkind words" --- "I gave my opinion - basically - know the facts" ---- so do you know the facts Ms Rossi? "someone is a bully and says mean hurtful things - I wasn't mean to her" --- was Elizabeth really being a bully? and did you not say hurtful things to her, Ms Rossi? Think about it and no matter how it happened, let's continue to pray for the injured child....we can all agree, this young lad deserves at least that from caring people. Thanks for listening and may God Bless.
B- October 10, 2012 at 07:14 PM
Little man is eating and sleeping doing better, people accidents happen and this is sad please just pray for a speedy recovery and stop with all the other nonsense
JESICA October 10, 2012 at 10:04 PM
Titan Mom! October 13, 2012 at 10:03 PM
There's always someone commenting, that knows it all, or blames someone. You don't even know the facts. You must be an Obama supporter. The blame game! Prayers to the family!
Titan Mom! October 13, 2012 at 10:04 PM
So happy to hear. Prayers


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