Child falls from roof of home after crawling out window

Child falls from roof of home after crawling out window

PITTSBURGH — A 3-year-old fell from the roof of a home in Pittsburgh’s Hill District Thursday afternoon.

The fall was reported about 2 p.m. on Watt Street.

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According to the grandmother, the boy and his brother managed to unlock a second-floor bathroom window. The 3-year-old then crawled out and slipped off the roof and hit his head.

"I told them not to go out there because I have to lock the window before because they climbed out onto the roof so I went up and I locked the window," Helen Houck said.

The 3-year-old was conscious and crying when he was taken to UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. He was listed in critical but stable condition, police said.

The grandmother said she was watching the boys and their mother, who was home at the time, was sleeping.

Police are investigating.

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