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2-year-old critically injured after falling out of a second-story window

A toddler was critically injured Monday afternoon when he fell from a second-story window in a North Miami apartment building, according to police.

The incident, which police said appeared to be an accident, happened in the Center Court Apartments, 14899 NE 18th Ave. Police did not release the name of the child or family members.

Rafael Estrugo, a police spokesman, said the 2-year-old boy was being watched by his grandmother.

“She went into the kitchen to get food and he apparently leaned up to an open window that had a screen,” Estrugo said. “The screen popped off and the baby fell.”

The grandmother heard the boy crying and realized what had happened, Estrugo said.

The toddler was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center.