By Walt Hunter
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The family of a toddler who fell three stories in Northeast Philadelphia Monday afternoon may have a freshly planted flower bed to thank for saving his life.
The incident happened at about 2:37 p.m. in the 2300 block of Tremont Street in the city’s Bustleton section.
Police say the 15-month-old child was in the care of his grandmother when he apparently leaned against the screen and fell to the ground approximately 30 feet. Fortunately, the toddler landed in an area covered in mulch.
According to neighbors, the flower bed had just been installed over the weekend, covering an area that was previously gravel.
Police say the little boy was rushed to Aria Health Torresdale Campus where he was hospitalized.
He was treated and released home with a family member just four hours later. The toddler’s family says he is doing OK.
Police say the fall has been ruled an accident.