Toddler dies after falling from window

Providence Police say a 2-year-old boy who fell from a third-story window Tuesday night has died. Full Story
aimee olivier

Sudbury, MA

#1 Jul 30, 2008
where where the parents at the time of the fall
cadaz

Warwick, RI

#2 Jul 30, 2008
and why was a 2 yr old up at 9:30 pm
chris

Templeton, MA

#3 Jul 30, 2008
Who places a bed close to a window when you live on the 3rd floor?! Where were the parents?! What a shame, such a short lived life. Maybe the landlord should be questioned as to why there wasn't more of a protection on the windows especially if children lived in the apartment. There should be laws to protect the children from tragic accidents. PARENTS:WATCH YOUR CHILDREN!!! KEEP THEM SAFE!!! The father claims he was punished in his room and jumping on the bed. What kind of punishment is that?! Allowing him to be alone with a sibling near the very place he was being punished for BEING NEAR THE WINDOW!! Do you see a pattern?! Clearly DCWF should of paid a visit a loonnng time ago. What a shame!
caraline messinger

Virginia Beach, VA

#4 Jul 30, 2008
i think that the family of the two year old toddler should have put better locks on the window so that the boy would have never fell out, and i think that the window should have been better secured.
estelle woonsocket ri

Lincoln, RI

#5 Jul 30, 2008
parents should open the windows from the top or 3" from the bottom and put a woodpole on top of the window so the bottom window don't open or dril a hole in the window and put a 2" rod in the hole.
tylaiz aunty melvina

Pawtucket, RI

#6 Jul 31, 2008
ALL OF THE QUESTIONS YOU ARE ASKING ARE WHAT WE WANT TO KNOW.... I FEEL LIKE THEY SHOULD BE IN JAIL OR HURT LIKE TYLAI WAS.... OH AND HIS NAME IS NOT TYLER CHARLAND ITS TYLAI CHARLAND.. IF YOU HAVE ANY THING YOU WOULD LIKE TO SAY TO THE FAMILY YOU CAN E-MAIL US AT MELLYMO_MO@YAHOO.COM
Mom

Worcester, MA

#7 Jul 31, 2008
tylaiz aunty melvina wrote:
ALL OF THE QUESTIONS YOU ARE ASKING ARE WHAT WE WANT TO KNOW.... I FEEL LIKE THEY SHOULD BE IN JAIL OR HURT LIKE TYLAI WAS.... OH AND HIS NAME IS NOT TYLER CHARLAND ITS TYLAI CHARLAND.. IF YOU HAVE ANY THING YOU WOULD LIKE TO SAY TO THE FAMILY YOU CAN E-MAIL US AT MELLYMO_MO@YAHOO.COM
WHY IS DCYF OUT OF THE PICTURE ALREADY? THE WOMAN ON THE NEWS SHOULD NOT WORK FOR DCYF,ITS UNDERSTANDABLE THAT THEY LOST A CHILD,BUT WHERE WERE THEY, AND IF THERE ARE MORE CHILDREN IN THE HOUSE, ARE THEY GOING TO GET HURT TO? IF I WERE A FAMILY MEMBER OR DCYF I WOULD BE OVER AT THE HOUSE PUTTING BARS ON THOSE WINDOWS AND WATCHING THE PARENTS VERY CAREFULLY!I HAVE 2 KIDS AND YOU HAVE TO WATCH THEM EVERY SECOND,INCLUDING TEENAGE YEARS, ACTUALLY THEY NEED TO BE WATCHED AND DISCIPLINED PROBABLY MORE THEN BABIES OR TODDLERS.
Dont rush to judge

Peabody, MA

#8 Jul 31, 2008
Everyone is right that this is a tragedy. However, these kinds of things can happen to anyone. One split second that you take your eye off a child and tragedy can strike. Yes, he should have been monitored, yes, he probably should have been asleep but let's not point at the parents just yet. I'm sure that if neglect is an issue it will come out in the investigation. Hopefully, this will remind all those parents who have children in upper level apartments/condos to make sure there is some type of barrier to keep the kids safe.
viti

Cranston, RI

#9 Jul 31, 2008
okay first of all this was a major accident and the parents did not neglect the baby and it was not punished ; the parent was actually watching the baby but left for a moment and came back and the baby was gone. yes, the window should have been secured and it was a tragic lost, but please.. do not make up lies about this tragedy
Mom

Worcester, MA

#10 Aug 1, 2008
viti wrote:
it was not punished
CHILDREN ARE NOT ITS AND IF MORE PEOPLE REALIZED THIS THEN THERE WOULDN'T BE AS MANY "ACCIDENTS". DCYF IS DONE WITH THEIR INVESTIGATION, BUT THAT WAS A LITTLE QUICK. IF THERE ARE MORE CHILDREN IN THE HOUSE THEN A BIGGER INVESTIGATION SHOULD BE INSTILLED!
dont e hippocrates

Newport, RI

#11 Aug 4, 2008
People with children should know that it is not easy to keep an eye at ALL times n a child.I have kids I keep my windows open from the top because of things like this.When I found out about this I had tears in my eyes it is so wrong.But its obvious the parents are hurt I dont even want to know what its like to go through this and now to be criticized at every moment.people please I know if you think about things you can at least come up with 1 tim where you were like ooops I should have done it this way and not like that if you can't your lieing
Carol G-M

United States

#12 Aug 4, 2008
What ever happened to playpens. When ever I had something to do I would keep mine in a play pen near me in the apartment and always with them if looking out the window.
Also a window can be closed at the bottom and opened at the top, you just push the screen up. A side lock can be put on to keep the window down.
I live in Pawtucket RI.
Carol G-M

United States

#13 Aug 4, 2008
What ever happened to playpens? I kept mine in a playpen near me if I had something to do and with them if looking threw a window.
Also you can close a window from the bottom and open up the top, it is easy to push the window screen up. There are side locks you can put on the bottom window to keep the window down.
Side locks can be picked up at hardware stores etc.
I live in Pawtucket RI,
unfortunate

New Bedford, MA

#15 Aug 4, 2008
Its always easy to say there should have been locks on the windows, AFTER someone gets hurt. I was raised on the third floor and for the grace of God it could have been me falling out the window. It takes a second and NO ONE has locks on the windows. When its 80-90 degress out and you live in a third floor apartment with no air-conditioning, you have your windows open!!! Don't blame the landlord either!!! Landlords must now beware another reason to get sued!!! Come on, it was very unfortunate and very sad and not neglect but it was an ACCIDENT!!!!
megan

Meriden, CT

#16 Sep 18, 2008
caraline messinger wrote:
i think that the family of the two year old toddler should have put better locks on the window so that the boy would have never fell out, and i think that the window should have been better secured.
not dissing you but the parents are good friends of mine, and are great parents, he put the baby in the corner and he got up while the mother who worked 2 jobs rested and the father was maing dinner for everyone, so please think about all the times if your a mother that your children were in the other room.
megan

Meriden, CT

#17 Sep 18, 2008
Dont rush to judge wrote:
Everyone is right that this is a tragedy. However, these kinds of things can happen to anyone. One split second that you take your eye off a child and tragedy can strike. Yes, he should have been monitored, yes, he probably should have been asleep but let's not point at the parents just yet. I'm sure that if neglect is an issue it will come out in the investigation. Hopefully, this will remind all those parents who have children in upper level apartments/condos to make sure there is some type of barrier to keep the kids safe.
not everyone is perfect like you, and how do you know the parents could have been watching, shit happens and it was tragic, dnt judge till you have walked a mile in someone's shoes!!!
angelica

Tampa, FL

#18 Apr 20, 2011
it was an accident....it happens alot to other ppl sooo dcyf dnt need to be involed nd 2 dnt knock ppl down intil u see how their life is cause they were good parents its just dat accidents happen u knoe everybodys not perfect you all aint either so dnt talk bout people intil u clean your own back yard accidents happen.....
Nuk

United States

#19 Nov 4, 2013
You people are all fucked up. How can you judge someone you don't even know? Shit happens... to everyone. His father says "fuck you all" just saying. You don't know the story on what happened. You were given very little detail so who are you to say DCYF this and DCYF that?... nobody. All of you. He's a great dad who thinks about the situation every passing day. They also have a daughter together she's beautiful and very well taken care of. It's understood that this was an innocent child but you cannot blame the parents for neglect. What if he just went to the bathroom and they turned around to flip the steak and put the rice into his plate? And he regrets flipping that steak for a minute because that minute could have saved his son? What if all she did was check to see if her daughter was almost ready for bed and for that second thought he was quiet just because he was calm... Think people... THINK - People like you piss me the fuck off.*point blank*
tamg

Everett, MA

#20 Nov 4, 2013
don't blame the landlord its a parent's job to take care of their own child. and it doesnt matter that he was up at 930 sometimes kids don't want to sleep..poor baby such a tragic loss..
tamg

Everett, MA

#21 Nov 4, 2013
kids don't fall out of Windows by accident its pure neglect..lock and secure the friggin Windows..mom of five here ..took care of all mine never let them near a window that was unsafe.parents fault ..period

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