2011-06-23 / Local & State

Awning Breaks 3-Story Fall Of Toddler

READING, Pa. (AP) – An eastern Pennsylvania toddler fell from a third-floor window in his home but had his fall broken by a porch awning and is expected to survive.

Police say the 2-year-old Reading (RED’-ing) boy fell, landed on the awning, rolled over the edge and dropped about 12 feet to the sidewalk.

WCAU-TV reports the boy has broken bones but is expected to survive.

Police say the boy’s mother had opened the window for fresh air. They say she was cleaning when her son leaned out and fell on Thursday afternoon.

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