A two-year-old boy was seriously injured Friday afternoon when he fell from the balcony of an apartment building in Mississauga.
But the toddler is expected to survive.
Peel Regional Police say officers responded to a call for “medical help” at the residential building on 2111 Roche Ct. — near Erin Mills Pkwy. and Fowler Dr. — around 5:15 p.m. and found the badly injured boy on the ground.
Few details were released immediately, but reports suggest the child jumped off a third-floor balcony and landed on the grass below.
The toddler was rushed to a pediatric trauma center in serious condition, with police initially saying the injuries were potentially life-threatening.
But police later said on Twitter that the boy’s injuries were no longer life-threatening.
It is not immediately known whether the child lives in the building or how he fell from the balcony.
“We’re going to investigate all those things. Who was home? And what exactly happened? And this is a tragic, tragic incident,” said Const. Heather Cannon told reporters at the scene.
While investigators have heard from some witnesses, she urged anyone with information who has not yet spoken to police to come forward.
“Right now, we’re moving forward with the investigation,” Cannon said. “The site is being held for further investigation.”