Hor­ror as tot falls from first-floor flat win­dow

Pass­ing taxi driver raises the alarm af­ter wit­ness­ing in­ci­dent

The Courier & Advertiser (Angus and The Mearns Edition) - - NEWS - [email protected]­courier.co.uk STE­FAN MORKIS

A two-year-old girl suf­fered head in­juries af­ter fall­ing from the win­dow of a first-floor flat in Dundee.

The alarm was raised by a pass­ing taxi driver who saw the tod­dler fall to the ground and rushed to her aid.

Af­ter pulling over, the driver bat­tered on the door of the Lo­gie Street close and screamed for help as she sought to raise the alarm.

One wit­ness said the taxi driver was shout­ing for peo­ple to call an am­bu­lance be­fore a man – un­der­stood to be the girl’s fa­ther – ran out and scooped up the child from the pave­ment.

She was then taken to Ninewells Hos­pi­tal, where she was treated for an in­jury to her head.

One vis­i­bly shaken wit­ness, who did not wish to be named, said the in­ci­dent hap­pened at around 10.15am.

They added: “A taxi driver was thump­ing on the door and shout­ing for some­one to call an am­bu­lance.

“They were also on the phone and by the time I tried to call, the emer­gency ser­vices were al­ready there. The girl wasn’t mov­ing. She looked just like a lit­tle doll. It’s hor­ri­ble.

“The taxi driver was just about to cover her with her coat when the man came out and picked her up off the pave­ment and took her back in­side.”

An­other wit­ness who works nearby said: “There is reg­u­lar ac­tiv­ity in and out of the close, so at first I didn’t re­ally think any­thing of it

“I just thought maybe there had been a com­mo­tion. Next thing the po­lice and am­bu­lance turned up – ap­par­ently it was the first floor she fell from.

“About two or three po­lice ve­hi­cles ar­rived and then an am­bu­lance. I can’t be­lieve it hap­pened.”

The on­looker said she saw the girl’s fa­ther leave in an am­bu­lance with her.

She said: “I saw him get into the am­bu­lance with the wee girl. He was clutch­ing her close.”

It is un­der­stood the girl was bleed­ing from the head, but was con­scious when treated by paramedics at the scene .

The full ex­tent of her in­juries was not known.

The spokesman added: “Po­lice Scot­land have at­tended af­ter a twoyear-old girl fell from a first-floor win­dow.

“She has been taken to Ninewells Hos­pi­tal for treat­ment, and of­fi­cers will re­main at the scene while in­quiries into the cir­cum­stances are made.”

It is un­der­stood the girl lived in the flat with her par­ents and a four-year-old sib­ling.

Po­lice taped off the area un­der the flat where the girl fell while they be­gan their in­quiries.

Pic­ture: Dougie Ni­col­son.

Po­lice were on the scene and taped off the area un­der where the girl fell.

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