Toddler left home alone falls from second-floor window
(MCT) — Police say a toddler home alone fell from a second-story window of his Chicago Lawn house on the Southwest Side, suffering a cut to his head.
The child's mother, Vernisha Carter, 22, was charged with endangering the life of a child and reckless conduct, police said.
A neighbor discovered the 2-year-old boy on the ground outside his home in the 6100 block of South Artesian Avenue about 9:10 p.m. Tuesday, police said. The boy's mother had left the boy alone and he tumbled out of an open window, said Officer Ronald Gaines, a police spokesman.
The boy suffered an abrasian to the head and was taken to the University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital, Gaines said.
Carter is to appear July 11 in domestic violence court at 555 W. Harrison St.