Boy Plummets From Third Floor of California Hotel, in Critical Condition

A 7-year-old boy is believed to be in critical condition after falling from the third-story window of a hotel on Sunday night, police say.

The accident occurred around 7 p.m. at the Residence Inn near Freedom Way and Thrive Drive in Roseville, California.

The child was taken to a hospital with critical injuries. His current condition is not known.

Roseville Police say the circumstances of the fall are being investigated but do not believe foul play was involved, nor do they believe the child was pushed or thrown from the window.

Newsweek has contacted the Roseville Police Department and the Residence Inn for comment.

Boy Balcony Fall Roseville Hotel
Police said the accident happened on the 1800 block of Freedom Way in Roseville and that the child was taken to a hospital. Google Maps

This is not the first time a child has fallen from a window, narrowly escaping with their life.

A 20-month-old boy survived after falling from the sixth-story window of an apartment in Redmond, on the outskirts of Seattle, Washington.

The toddler's fall was cushioned by the roof of a blue Mazda owned by Edward Lu, who decided to commute to work by bike on the morning of the fall in November of 2019.

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

Police said that the toddler was in a room alone with an open window close to the floor while his mother and two siblings were in another room. The boy is thought to have leaned onto the screen and popped it out.

"The four-year-old sister discovered her brother was no longer in the room and came out screaming to the mom that something bad had happened," Redmond Police Public Information Officer James Perry said. "It's about 60 to 70 feet; if the car hadn't been there this would've been a completely different story. The denting on top of the car suggests it absorbed a lot of the impact from the child."

"There are a lot of things that came into play that allowed that child to land on the car the way that he did. The boy landed in a way where the car absorbed enough of the impact that he was awake and crying when paramedics arrived," Perry told Kiro 7.

Another little boy was allegedly thrown off a fourth-floor balcony by his mother in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in October of 2020.

Officers from the St. Paul Police Department said they were called to an apartment building on the 700 block of Hampden Avenue in St Paul following reports of an "attempted suicide" on the morning of March 9.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found an 11-year-old boy on the ground suffering from multiple injuries.

The child suffered at least one broken femur, a fractured jaw and several head injuries as a result of the fall. He was taken to Regions Hospital.

"He is seriously injured, physically, but thankfully he is going to survive," said St. Paul Police Department spokesman Steve Linders. "I imagine he is injured emotionally as well."

Linders estimated the boy fell around 40 feet.

Officers entered the apartment building and went up to the victim's home on the fourth floor. Inside they found his 6-year-old brother and his 33-year-old mother, identified in local news reports as Itayvia D. Lloyd.

Lloyd allegedly told officers that she pulled the 11-year-old out of his bunk bed and threw him off the balcony. The mother did not give any motive for the incident.

Lloyd was arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault and malicious punishment of a child.

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