Boy, 8, falls from Washington Park apartment window

He was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital in critical condition, authorities said. A police source said his fall from the third floor appeared to be accidental.

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An 8-year-old boy was critically injured in a fall from a third-story window Aug. 2, 2020, in the 5200 block of South Prairie Avenue.

An 8-year-old boy was critically injured in a fall from a third-story window Aug. 2, 2020, in the 5200 block of South Prairie Avenue.

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An 8-year-old boy was critically hurt in a fall from a third-story window Sunday in Washington Park on the South Side.

The child was found unresponsive on the sidewalk about 10:55 p.m. in the 5200 block of South Prairie Avenue after falling from the third-floor apartment window, Chicago police said.

He was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital in critical condition.

A police source said the fall appeared to be accidental.

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services is investigating the incident, according to a DCFS spokesman, who was unable to share further details.

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