A 3-year-old boy who fell from a third-story window Saturday evening in Lincoln Park suffered only scrapes and bruises and is expected home from the hospital Sunday.
“Thanks God, he’s OK,” the boy’s father, who did not want to be identified, told the Chicago Sun-Times on Sunday morning outside his home in the 1900 block of North Mohawk Street.
“There was no concussion, no broken bones, it’s crazy ... he’s just got scrapes on his face and arms,” the father said.
The fall happened about 7 p.m., just before the boy was about to take a bath, his father said.
“He was just running and then, you know, and, we never even open the windows, but our air conditioner was broken,” he said.
The window was partially open and there was a screen in place, but it did not stop the boy, who was taken to Lurie Children’s Hospital.
“He’s very fussy because of the scrapes and stuff, and they have a neck brace on him,” he said. “He wanted to watch cartoons.”
Asked how his son was not badly injured after falling three stories to a brick patio, part of which was covered by a rug, the father, still visibly shaken, responded simply: “I don’t know.”
An outdoor surveillance camera captured the fall, he said.
“I’m just trying to come to grips with all this stuff,” he said before parting ways, noting that he has two other children who needed him.
“We’re just so thankful he’s OK. It could have been so much worse.”