A 12-MONTH-OLD baby has been rushed to hospital with serious head injuries after apparently falling out of a second-storey window at a house in the lower Blue Mountains, west of Sydney.
Police have been told the tiny tot tumbled out of the top-floor window of the Hope Street home at Blaxland just before 2.25pm on Wednesday.
In a statement released a short time ago, police confirmed that the baby had suffered serious head injuries.
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The CareFlight rapid response rescue helicopter was dispatched to the scene where its specialist medical team treated the infant.
The little boy has since been rushed to Sydney’s Westmead Children’s Hospital for urgent treatment.
“He was reported to have been initially unconscious, but had regained consciousness and appeared stable when assessed by CareFlight’s doctor and intensive care paramedic,” a CareFlight spokesperson said.
“They decided to transport the boy to the Children’s Hospital at Westmead in a road ambulance, where they continued to monitor his condition utilising mobile intensive care equipment on the way.”
The baby’s mother was airlifted to the hospital so she could be there when her son arrived.
Police remain at the house where they are investigating the circumstances surrounding the infant’s fall.