A young girl was taken to the hospital after falling from a third-story window in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood early Friday morning.
Boston EMS said the 6-year-old fell out of a window inside an apartment building on Magnolia Street around 2 a.m.
The girl was taken to Boston Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. She was conscious and speaking with the police officers who responded. She reportedly told police she accidentally fell out of the third floor window.
There were bars on three of the windows in the bedroom, but one window did not have bars and the screen was out. Police said they are not sure which window the girl fell out of.
"They just renovated all the buildings and everything," neighbor Cleveland Grossett said, adding that new people have been moving into the area.
Dorchester Bay Economic Development Co., the owner of the property, released a joint statment with the management corporation, WinnResidential.
"We are happy to hear that the child's injuries are non life threatening." read the statement, "We are working with Boston Police to understand what led to this...incident."
Police said the girl's parents, as well as some siblings, were home at the time of the incident. The Massachusetts Department of Children and Families is investigating the incident.
This is the fifth time in two weeks that a child has fallen from an upper-level window. Earlier this week, a child died after falling several stories from a condominium in Brookline. Another boy survived a 7-story fall in Quincy.