AURORA, Colo. — A warning to parents as our weather continues to heat up and we try to keep cool.
A 2-year-old boy topples two stories from his family’s apartment in Aurora Thursday.
It happened about noon at the Oak Ridge Apartments in the 800 block of S. Chambers Rd.
“I hear him giggling. Then, I don’t hear anything,” says Josh Jenson, about his son, Oliver.
The toddler was in his bedroom watching a movie, while his dad cleaned up in the kitchen.
It’s what Josh saw in his son’s bedroom he’ll never forget.
“Just seeing the window open, no screen and no child. I lost it,” he says.
He calls his wife Megan who is at work.
“He says Ollie fell out his window. He pushed the screen out and fell out the window. And, I. Sorry,” apologizes Megan, as she grows emotional.
A group of boys playing outside the toddler’s window sees the fall.
“By the window. He was going like that,” a 9-year-old boy raises his arms and shakes them back and forth. “He was shaking…Then when the (screen) broke. Then, he fell.”
Megan rushes to the hospital as her son arrives in an ambulance.
“They got him. Sorry,” Megan pauses and near tears. They got him strapped to a gurney and in a neck brace,” she says.
But doctors don’t even find a scratch on the bouncing baby boy, who turns three next month.
He’s a little shy around our camera–but showed no fear around a high open window.
Aurora Fire says parents need to take precautions.
“You need to keep cribs, chairs, low-lying furniture, toy boxes away from those windows,” says Aurora Fire Captain Wendy Lippman.
“There’s no way to describe that. Just seeing that open window, it was beyond scary,” says Josh.
He said he had closed the window, but didn’t lock it. He says it won’t happen again.
“We’re talking about getting window bars,” he says.
Mom feels grateful her rambunctious, but tough little linebacker is fine.
“He’s Superman in the making,” she laughs.
This is the third recent child to fall out of a window in metro Denver.
The last one injured a toddler in Green Valley Ranch May 11.