TV Falls On 2-Year-Old Girl

Large box-style TV fell from a bookshelf

By Jennifer Schwarz
|  Monday, Feb 20, 2012  |  Updated 11:25 AM CDT
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A 4-year-old girl was hurt Sunday night when a box-style TV fell on her. A CT scan did not reveal any fractures, police said, and the little girl was later taken to Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge as a precaution.

A 4-year-old girl was hurt Sunday night when a box-style TV fell on her. A CT scan did not reveal any fractures, police said, and the little girl was later taken to Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge as a precaution.

Another child was struck by a falling television in the Chicago area.

A large, box-style TV fell off a bookshelf Sunday afternoon onto a 2-year-old west suburban girl, police said. The accident happened around 3 p.m. in the girl’s home on the 100 block of South Union Street in Aurora, according to police.

The girl was taken to Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora where police officials said a CT scan did not reveal any fractures. 

The little girl was later taken to Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge as a precaution.  

No word yet what caused the television to fall.

Similar accidents recently have resulted in the injuries and deaths of area children.

In November, 3-year-old Shaniya Singleton, was killed by a falling TV in Hamilton Park. A 6-year-old boy, Karl Clermont, was killed when a TV fell on his head in October.

Gianna Hadjis, 4, of University Park was killed last month, and 1-year-old Shawn Brown died earlier this month after a television that detectives guessed weighed about 100 pounds toppled onto him in his Roseland home.
 
Most recently a 2-year-old Hamilton Park girl was critically injured on Feb. 8 when a TV and dresser fell on her.

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