Tuesday, October 26, 2010

10 Year Old Boy Falls 20 Stories - Has Only Minor Injuries


A ten year old boy in China fell 20 stories yesterday and escaped with only minor injuries. CCTV footage shows that the boy was sitting on a window sill during a rain storm in Guiyang when the next thing you know he was falling out through the window and 20 stories to the ground below. The boy landed on a car roof which broke, and the back windshield. The boy's head landed on a pillow in the back seat. Unbelievable. The boy suffered some minor injuries and does have some bleeding on the brain, but the doctors are not worried. He suffered no fractures. None. You fall 200 feet and get no broken bones. And then you have someone like Natasha Richardson who falls a couple of feet and dies. Oh, and last month a man in New York survived a 39 story drop. Incredible.

16 comments:

Lady J said...

UNBELIEVABLE. I am glad the little boy is okay. I can't imagine what was running through his parents' minds when he fell.

KLM said...

That is crazy. And terrifying.

jax said...

ok, do i need to be the one to ask why the fak he was sitting on a window sill 20 stories up? and please don't say it's cultural,it's not.

BigMama said...

I knew a guy who's mom survived a drop from a building as a baby. At the time she held the record for longest drop at youngest age. As far as I can remember she didn't have a scratch on her. Can't tell me angels don't watch over people some times.

jax said...

no kidding, somewhere out there Eric Clapton is not having a good day.

Kate said...

When it's your time to go, it just is and when it's not, apparently it's not! Glad he wasn't hurt, but perhaps it's time to put up some kind of barrier to prevent a second event?

Jasmine said...

@Jax ha!
I'm sure Clapton would love to hear your theory that angels are just watching over ppl sometimes BigMama.
Sheesh

Jasmine said...

And I think this is the reason they sealed off hotel rooms that are higher than 2 or 3 stories, right? Lovely neglegent parenting going on here

chihuahuense said...

Blogger Jasmine said...

@Jax ha!
I'm sure Clapton would love to hear your theory that angels are just watching over ppl sometimes BigMama.
Sheesh

wow...I don't think that Big Mama is implying that people who die in accidents AREN'T being watched over. But that is a different discussion for a different day.

People fall lots out of windows because they lean against them thinking their weight will be supported. I don't think it was neglegent parenting either, I mean, he was 10 years old. Sounds more like a defect in the window than bad parents.

BigMama said...

@ chihuahuense - thanks, guess I should remember how people get sometimes - no offense was meant at all

Jamie's Girl said...

I believe in Angels too. But sometimes, when you are an Angel, you have to leave Reece Witherspoon and go do your duty with Snooki. Hey, it happens.

HannahPalindrome said...

Cultural Jax? Come on...

Asians don't put their kids on the window sill.
The parents are idiots.

chihuahuense said...

The parents are idiots??? Ok, I totally don't get this. First of all, the kid is 10. Not 10 months. 10 years. Second of all, sitting on a window sill doesn't mean that he was perched outside on the ledge. Many window sills are wide enough for someone to sit in them. Sounds like a freak accident, but what do I know. I sure hope no one here ever has a child who accidentally gets hurt lest everyone point at the parents and say what morons they are.

MCH said...

@BigMama & @chihuahuense - I'm with you guys!

Did anyone see that crazy story about the family of 12 in Paris that jumped out their balcony window after thinking they saw the devil (it was her naked husband she saw)? The mother had a 4 month old baby in her arms, who died, but all others survived. Supposedly no drugs or odd religious rituals were discovered. Craziest story I've seen in awhile.

chihuahuense said...

yeah, MCH, I saw that. Totally weird. Although one time I left early for work and came back into the bedroom and my naked husband smelled like the devil...ben-gay and ass, whew! I would've jumped outta a window if it had been open, so there's that.

__-__=__ said...

"ben-gay and ass" - Yes, we've all smelled that!