A toddler who fell out of a third-story window in lower Manhattan early Wednesday miraculously wasn't seriously injured in the plunge, police say.
The 2-year-old boy fell out of a window of a building on Chrystie Street around 1:30 a.m. and landed on a shed full of garbage cans, the NYPD said.
The boy was taken to the hospital for evaluation. Authorities say he had some bumps and bruises but no serious injuries.
The boy’s family was home when he fell, police say. They say some of the windows in the apartment building have bars, but not the one from which the boy fell.
No charges have been filed.
Earl Boyd was in the park across the street when the boy fell; he says he heard a boom and ran over to the apartment building. He saw the toddler on the ground outside. The boy was crying, but not bleeding.
Pointing to the garbage shed, Boyd recalled, "I said, 'Whoa, good thing for that,' because otherwise the baby would've hit the concrete."
Moments later the child's parents came outside and the father picked him up.
"The baby was still crying," Boyd said. "I said, 'Oh, good, the baby's alive.'"