Search thinkSPAIN.com for  in 
spain jobs
backprinttell a friend

Toddler dies after falling from fifth floor in Madrid
By:
ThinkSpain , Monday, April 23, 2012

A two-year-old girl, who fell from a fifth floor window in the Sanchinarro district of Madrid at lunchtime on Monday, has died today.

Yesterday, the hospital declined to give any details about the injuries the little girl suffered, or about the severity of her condition.

Relatives of the little girl, who would have turned three in October, confirmed that she had undergone emergency surgery to have her spleen removed and was on a life support machine in the intensive care unit at the Niño Jesús hospital in Madrid .

The incident occurred shortly before 1pm at No. 1 Cardinal Tavera Street in the district of Sanchinarro.

Police are investigating the circumstances that led up to the child falling through the window of a fifth floor apartment and ending up unconscious on the pavement below.

The first hypothesis suggests the childminder, who was with her at the time, took her eyes off her for a moment, during which time she was able to climb up to the window and fall out.

Paramedics on the scene shortly after the accident found that the girl had multiple injuries and, after intubating her, rushed her to hospital in a mobile intensive care ambulance.  She was admitted in a critical condition.

The girl's father and the childminder both had to be trated by psychologists with the emergency services, after suffering anxiety attacks.

The girl's mother, who was on business in A Coruña this morning, took a flight back to Madrid as soon as she got the news, said a relative.

The couple also have a five-year-old daughter, who was at school when the accident occurred.

The facade of the building from which the toddler fell has clothes lines or other items that might have softened the blow, apart from a small brick porch above the main entrance.

 
Print Share Article RSS News Feed
print tell a friend stumble it!  delicious  digg it!  facebook   rss feed View feed | Add to my RSS reader rss feed

Latest Madrid News
Massive pro-Republic protest in Madrid
Politics & People - (14/4/2014)
Bogus vicar who held Bárcenas' family hostage says he wants to go to jail
Crime/Incidents - (10/4/2014)
Boy who woke from a coma when CR7 scored gets VIP invite to Real Madrid-Borussia match
Sport - (8/4/2014)
 
Latest Crime/Incidents articles
Expert turrón-maker part of drug-dealing gang selling sweets made with magic mushrooms and marijuana
Alicante/Cast./Valencia  - (23/4/2014)
Houses burnt down and residents flee their homes as raging inferno engulfs Torrent
Alicante/Cast./Valencia  - (23/4/2014)
Spanish woman stabbed by robber in Sénégal aid camp
Spain  - (22/4/2014)
 
  back
Follow thinkSPAIN on
Facebook Twitter
 
 
 
Spanish news archive Costa Blanca news Costa del Sol news Alicante news Castellon Valencia news Barcelona news Catalonia Costa Brava news Madrid news Tenerife news Canary Islands Malaga news Marbella news Andalucia news Sevilla news Costa Almeria news Murcia news Costa Calida Aragon news Asturias news Balearic news Mallorca Menorca news Ibiza Basque news Bilbao Cantabria news Castilla La Mancha news Castilla Leon news Extremadura news Galicia news La Rioja news Navarra news Spanish Travel Tourism news Spanish Property Spain directory services Spanish A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Jobs in Spain Postcodes Spanish weather Spain History Spanish Culture Flamenco dancers Sevillanas Bullfighting bullfight bull fighting matador bullfighter Spanish Education Spain Schools Facts about Spain Clubs in Spain mortgages Spanish bank Spain banking Spanish banks Spain inheritance Spanish wills Spanish healthcare in Spain Working in Spain work Spanish employment Driving Spain cars Spanish car Spain Tax & Spanish Residency Property in Spain for Sale Spanish property to rent Spain holiday lets Spain news Spanish Properties SpainSave costa blanca 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 costa del sol 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 local news/info Spanish estate agents Off Plan property Spain | costa blanca property sales properties for sale real estate costa blanca villas | costa del sol property sales properties for sale real estate costa del sol villas | costa de la luz property sales properties for sale real estate costa de la luz villas | costa brava property sales properties for sale real estate costa brava villas | costa almeria property sales properties for sale real estate costa almeria villas | costa calida property sales properties for sale real estate costa calida villas | costa valencia property sales properties for sale real estate costa valencia villas | costa azahar property sales properties for sale real estate costa azahar villas | costa dorada property sales properties for sale real estate costa dorada villas | costa garraf property sales properties for sale real estate costa garraf villas | costa maresme property sales properties for sale real estate costa maresme villas | costa vasca property sales properties for sale real estate costa vasca villas | costa verde property sales properties for sale real estate costa verde villas | costa da morte property sales properties for sale real estate costa da morte villas
 
© 2003-2014 Think Web Content, S.L. - All rights reserved