On Tuesday afternoon a 19-month-old boy fell 13 feet from the second floor interior balcony at the University of Central Florida’s Millican Hall, which was built during the late 1960s.
The toddler reportedly ran toward a railing and fell between a gap in the floor and the window, striking a window ledge during his fall. He was conscious and bleeding when paramedics arrived.
The toddler was with his two siblings and 32-year-old father, who is a student at the university.
Just after the accident occurred university employees installed a Plexiglass barrier to cover the gap through which the boy fell. Crews were also dispatched to determine other potential safety hazards around the university.
University police released grainy video footage that shows the child on the ground after falling.
Police told the Orlando Sentinel that the toddler’s father was nearby during the fall and that they anticipated no criminal charges.
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