MONROEVILLE, Ind. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) - A close call for an Allen County toddler struck by a falling object.
The frightening accident at a home in Monroeville Monday morning came about when a television set crashed down on a three-year old boy in his family’s home.
Police believe the child was in a room by himself when a bulky, older style set fell on him, causing a nasty head wound.
It happened before 9:30 a.m.
Police believe the set may have collapsed a flimsy card table that it was setting on, causing the TV to fall on the boy.
He was airlifted to Parkview Hospital in critical condition, but was eventually upgraded to serious condition.
Flat screen TV sets that are more popular today are lighter, and have a hole for a screw in the base to secure the set to a stand or mantel.
Ed Bouwsma/Stucky's Appliance Store: " Also, a lot of your stands that are manufactured will come with braces to prevent the TV from tipping and there are aftermarket straps that you can buy for TV's to prevent them from tipping over."
Police say the mom, plus a grandma and grandpa were home, but were in a different room.
Police think it's possible the toddler bumped one of the table's legs, causing the T-V to become unstable and topple over.
Police have ruled the case an accident, and no charges will be filed.
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