Furniture accident kills toddler in NJ

The News Leader

January 25, 2010 9:19:14 PM PST
Police say a 2-year-old boy has died after a television and a dresser fell on him. Newark Police Det. Hubert Henderson says police found the boy unconscious after being called to a home in the city's south ward after 8 p.m. Monday.

Henderson says the child was watching television with his older brother when he opened one of the dresser drawers, and the dresser and television fell on him. Henderson says the boy's mother wasn't home at the time, and his grandmother was watching television in another room.

The boy was taken to University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. His name has not been released.

Henderson says the death appears to be accidental, but police are still investigating.


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