Boy injured in fall from 2nd floor window on West Side

Tribune reporter

A 4-year-old boy fell from a second-story window in his family’s North Lawndale neighborhood apartment Saturday and narrowly missed a spiked metal gate in front of the entrance, authorities said.

The boy had apparently been jumping on the couch near an open front window when he apparently fell, taking with him a metal and glass candleholder, family members said.

He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious-to-critical condition, but was later said to be in good condition, according to family members and the Chicago Fire Department.

The boy’s aunt, Lisseth Sosa, 36, said that doctors put a neck brace on the child and bandaged his fingertips.

The boy fell from the window in the 1800 block of South Harding Avenue about 12:30 p.m., the Chicago Fire Department said.

Sosa, who lives in the first-floor apartment, called the boy an active child who is often jumping about the house.

Neighbors gathered outside the three-story building this afternoon and said they often see the boy jumping near that window.

Tribune reporters Abel Uribe and Liam Ford contributed.

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