Toddler falls out of second-story window in Friendswood

The toddler is expected to be OK, but the man who rushed to her side right after says that could've easily not been the case
February 14, 2014 10:33:51 PM PST
A Friendswood toddler is in the hospital after falling out of a second-story window Friday afternoon.

The girl was rushed to Memorial Hermann Southeast. We're told she never lost consciousness despite falling about 10 feet to the ground.

It wasn't the welcome to town anyone would have wanted.

"Literally moved in four days ago," neighbor Kesler Jones said.

The family was barely settled in to their second-floor Friendswood apartment before the 15-month-old girl had to be rushed to the hospital.

"I heard a big noise ... and I come running around the corner and I saw the baby sitting up on her butt, just sitting there crying her eyes out," he said.

Friendswood police tell us the toddler was leaning on the screen when it gave way. Jones was the first one to her.

Within seconds, her mother had scooped her up and Jones was calling 911. Police and an ambulance arrived quickly and it appeared the toddler managed to escape serious injury.

"She only had a red mark on her forehead ... and right side of leg was bruised," Jones said.

The terrifying fall a wake-up call for other parents at the Baywood Apartments.

"I will check screens," one resident said.

Jones is relieved he didn't find something worse.

"Luckily the baby is safe and sound. She could have gotten really hurt," he said.

The ground below was dirt, not concrete, and soft from recent rains -- factors that worked in the toddler's favor.

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