3-year-old who fell through 3rd floor hotel window is OK

Screen, bushes help absorb fall with boy suffering minor injuries

A 3-year-old boy reportedly suffered minor injuries after falling from a third story window in at the Larkspur Landing Hotel on Johnson Drive yesterday, according to police.

He was airlifted by helicopter to Children's Hospital in Oakland to be treated for injuries that appeared to be minor.

Police said the boy was looking out an open window with a screen in place, but the screen gave way and he fell about 21 feet onto a hedge below.

The boy's family is said to be visiting from Kuwait and staying at the hotel. Police said it appears that the screen may have helped absorb the fall.

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Posted by Doug
a resident of Del Prado
on Jul 23, 2009 at 6:21 pm

.They'll probably try to sue the hotel.
Most child related accidents are due to parents not watching their kids. HOpe the little guy will be ok, but my question where were the parents????/

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Posted by a
a resident of another community
on Jul 24, 2009 at 9:17 am

Doug, you are a stupid idiot. There is no parents in the world letting their child fell to sue to get some money. The parents coming from a foreign country and their child has no idea that the window screen was so easy to fall out.

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Posted by David
a resident of Castlewood
on Jul 24, 2009 at 10:05 am

Doug i agree with you! They will sue for there lack of parneting to get something out of it!

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Posted by resident
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 24, 2009 at 10:24 am

Of course no parent would do this on purpose, but idiots who fail to take responsibility for their kids should never be allowed to prosper from it. If you breed em, you need to keep em safe. That is not my responsibility! Nor should I have to pay you for your lack of judgment and common sense.

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Posted by What?
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 24, 2009 at 12:39 pm

What is wrong with you people? Jumping to accusations & assumptions.

These people were VISITING from another country. The child will be OK. There is no talk of them suing... they aren't Americans, so thinking about suing anyone is probably not on the top of their priority list. (ooohhh... I hope I didn't offend anyone....)

Leave it alone.

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Posted by D W
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 24, 2009 at 1:59 pm

Let's just take a deep breath, think more clearly, and be thankful that the young kid will be healthy once again.

Yes, nothing will surprise anymore as far as the aftermath of this accident goes, but also yes, there was a lack of parental accountability and unfortunately, it is more common than any of us think. When a family goes upstairs, no matter how many levels, before they engage in any converstation, trivial or important, they must make sure that all safeguards are in place so that when a young child runs around, he or she doesn't put themselves in grave or fatal danger.

It is up to each family to think clearly on a consistent basis before letting their children run off. Being careless is not an option. Otherwise that said person has no business being a guardian let alone parent.

Let's emphasize the increasing importance of parental accountability. Let's educate the lesser informed families.

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