Young boy critically injured in Waipahu fall

Published On: Apr 08 2013 11:14:00 AM HST

A three-year-old boy is critically injured Monday evening, after falling four stories from a Waipahu apartment complex.

Neighbors told KITV4 News they are saddened by the child's fall, but they are not shocked. Many said the lax supervision of kids at the apartments has been an accident waiting to happen.

Less than an hour after the little boy fell, kids were once again running around the apartments on Pupuole Street in Waipahu. A complex residents call 'Townhouse town'. A place where community members said young children sometimes play unattended in the street or climb the concrete railings.

Witnesses said the three-year-old fell from the back of the building's third floor landing. There the ground slopes away from the apartments, making the drop more than 40 feet. "I heard something fall, like somebody dropped a rubbish bag. It sounded like something fell down hard. I saw the baby bleeding, from his eyes, nose and mouth," said Garry Larring, a Waipahu resident.

The young boy was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

Neighbors said they will not only be thinking and praying for the young boy, they hope this accident will spark more supervision of the youngsters at 'Townhouse town'.


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