Des Plaines police treating boy's fall from sixth-story window as accident
A 5-year-old boy's fall from a sixth-floor window at a downtown condominium is being investigated as an accident, Des Plaines police said Sunday.
Authorities were called to the Landmark condominium at 711 S. River Road about 1:48 p.m. Saturday after a boy fell onto a mulched area at the rear of the building, reports said.
The boy, who lives with his parents in the building, was conscious and breathing when authorities arrived, officials said. He was taken to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge.
A Des Plaines police official who was on the scene said the dirt surface on which the boy had landed was hard, and it looked like he had broken his right arm. A hospital spokeswoman said the family doesn't want any information released about the boy's identity or his condition.
Residents of the condominium said only some units have bedroom windows, which slide open side-to-side and are protected by a screen. Every unit has a sliding-glass door leading to a balcony.
• Daily Herald staff writer Lauren Rohr contributed to this report.