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- A 20-month-old boy fell from the window of an apartment in Redmond, Washington, on Wednesday and survived thanks to a car parked below whose owner choose to bike to work that day.
- The boy was playing by an open window and fell six stories onto the roof of a blue Mazda, the police told Q13 News, a local Fox affiliate.
- The car’s owner, Edward Lu, told Q13 News, “If I had driven in today, I don’t know what would’ve happened.”
- The boy was in “serious but stable” condition at the nearby Harborview Medical Center as of Wednesday evening, Q13 News said.
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A 20-month-old boy fell “60 to 70 feet” from the window of an apartment in Redmond, Washington, on Wednesday but miraculously survived when a parked car broke his fall, the police said.
Adding to the boy’s fortune, the car’s owner, Edward Lu, told the local Fox affiliate Q13 News that he had debated driving to work that day but decided to bike instead.
The boy was playing on a mattress by a cracked-open window at Redmond Square Apartments, supervised by his 4-year-old sister, who turned around to find he had vanished, James Perry, a spokesman for the Redmond Police Department, told Q13 News.
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Perry said the sister ran to tell her mother in the next room that “something bad had happened.”
He said the mother immediately called emergency services, who arrived to find the boy alive but with serious injuries and crying.
“That’s when I found out the kid had fallen on my car,” Lu told Q13 News.
Q13 News said that the boy was taken to the nearby Harborview Medical Center and that his condition on Wednesday evening was “serious but stable,” citing a hospital representative.
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“It’s around 60 to 70 feet,” Perry told Q13 News of the boy’s fall. “If the car had not been there, this would be a completely different story. The denting on top of the car actually suggests that it absorbed a lot of the impact from the child landing on it.”
“If I had driven in today, I don’t know what would’ve happened,” Lu told the news outlet. “We’re all lucky, I guess, that I biked in rather than driving in.”
When asked whether he believes in miracles, Lu said, “I can’t say that I do normally, but this time, man, I don’t know how else I could term it.”