Boulder Police officer David Spraggs measures the distance from a window to the ground at the San Juan Del Centro apartments where a girl fell on Thursday.
Boulder Police officer David Spraggs measures the distance from a window to the ground at the San Juan Del Centro apartments where a girl fell on Thursday. The distance measured approximately 12-feet and the girl was taken to Boulder Community Hospital. (Jeremy Papasso)

A 4-year-old girl escaped serious injury after falling from a second-story window in the San Juan Del Centro apartment complex at 3100 34th St. in Boulder this afternoon.

According to Boulder police, the girl was playing with her younger sister around 1 p.m. and climbed on an end table, then leaned against the window screen, which gave way. She fell about 12 feet.

Boulder police spokeswoman Kim Kobel said the girl's injuries appeared limited to some scrapes and bruises, but she was taken to Boulder Community Hospital as a precaution.

Kobel said the incident appears entirely accidental.

The mother picked up the girl and carried her back into the home after she fell. Kobel said it's safer not to move a person who has fallen from a height and instead wait for trained emergency personnel to assess and stabilize the person.




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