Hor­ror fall

Taxi man helps cry­ing kid

Rutherglen Reformer - - Front Page - Dou­glas Dickie

A Ruther­glen street was left stunned when a tod­dler fell from a sec­ond-storey win­dow – and im­me­di­ately got up.

The two-year-old boy plunged 35 foot from a ten­e­ment flat in Kirk­wood Street last week.

It is be­lieved he suf­fered a bro­ken wrist and jaw as well as swelling to the brain.

A Ruther­glen street was left stunned when a tod­dler fell from a sec­ond-storey win­dow – and im­me­di­ately got up.

The two-year-old boy plunged 35 feet from a ten­e­ment flat in Kirk­wood Street on Tues­day, Au­gust 23.

But the young­ster es­caped with a bro­ken wrist and jaw as well as swelling to the brain.

Wit­nesses said he was helped to his feet and was stand­ing up min­utes be­fore his dad ran down the stairs.

A source said: “A taxi driver ran over and helped him. He thought the lad must have fallen over as he came run­ning out of the close.

“He didn’t re­alise at first that the child came out of the win­dow.

“The boy was cry­ing and there was some blood on his face. The taxi driver helped him to his feet and he stood up for a few sec­onds be­fore fall­ing back down again.

“He had some in­juries but he was cry­ing and con­scious.”

Neigh­bour Al­lan Gait­ens, 59, said: “I heard a com­mo­tion and looked out of the win­dow and saw him ly­ing there. He was cry­ing and there was quite a bit of blood.

“It’s some dis­tance to fall and it’s in­cred­i­ble he has sur­vived.”

Another per­son told the Re­former: “I was at a meet­ing at St Colum­bkille’s Hall at about 5pm, just set­ting up and I saw the po­lice there.

“I wouldn’t have wanted to see the in­ci­dent. I was think­ing about it last night and just couldn’t get it out of my head. I hope he is al­right.”

No up­date on th child’s con­di­tion had been re­leased at the time the Re­former went to press.

A po­lice spokesper­son said they were prob­ing the in­ci­dent, which hap­pened at around 4.15pm.

A coun­cil spokes­woman said they were work­ing with the po­lice.

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Scare The two year old fell about 35 feet to the pave­ment

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