Horror as a baby boy collapses 50 feet from window on third floor of Birmingham YMCA apartment complex
- The one-year-old baby boy sustained serious head injuries from the fall
- Witnesses described a woman who cried after the baby fell to the floor
- The West Midlands police have launched an investigation into the cause of the fall
A boy fights for his life after falling from a third floor flat in Birmingham.
The one-year-old dived 20 meters away from an apartment building just before 7 p.m. last night.
He is said to be in a critical condition in the hospital today with a serious head injury.
West Midlands police have launched an investigation into how the baby fell from the building in Reservoir Road, Erdington, believed to be from a YMCA hostel for vulnerable adults.
A small item of clothing lay on the floor surrounded by green closures of first aid kits used by the ambulance crew to treat the injured baby
A police van was parked outside the building, believed to be a YMCA hostel for vulnerable adults
The baby would have fallen on a narrow path between the building and the railway embankment.
A small piece of clothing lay on the floor, surrounded by green closures of first aid kits used by the ambulance crew to treat the injured baby.
A witness said, “I didn’t see it happen, but I heard screams from a woman. There were so many police and ambulance personnel here that it was heartbreaking.
“I heard from other residents here that there was a young child inside when it happened, I pray the child will be fine.”
Paramedics from the West Midlands Ambulance Service took the baby boy with blue lights and sirens to the hospital, where he remains in critical condition.
The child remains in the hospital after being seriously injured by the fall
A cordon was placed at the back of the building last night, where living rooms overlook a railway line.
West Midlands police said in a statement, “We are investigating a child who fell from the window of an apartment on Reservoir Road, Erdington just before 7:30 pm last night.
“The one-year-old child was taken to hospital with a serious head injury, where he remains today while inquiries remain as to how he got his injuries.”