ANTIOCH, Calif. (KTVU) - A little boy is clinging to life after falling out of a second story window.
This happened at the boy’s parents house on Bridle Way in Antioch Saturday morning.
A 2-year-old boy who family members call "David" climbed up a dresser that was under an unlocked window with no screen. According to his aunt, he slid the window open and fell out. She said the toddler's older brothers, both under the age of 12, were upstairs with the boy playing games on their phones.
"It wasn’t until one of the boys realized what happened he came running down the stairs screaming and yelling," she said. "The boys who were in the room are really traumatized. They blame themselves for not keeping a closer eye on him.”
The aunt, who did not want to be named, told KTVU that David's parents were downstairs getting ready to take the kids to the grocery store. She said it all happened so fast. Firefighters arrived and found the 2-year-old breathing but unresponsive. He was taken to UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. The boy's grandmother says he is hooked up to life support but they are all holding out hope.
"We're trying to be strong for Mom," said the Aunt. "Mom is losing it. You know, we are trying to be strong for the other ones. He has seven other siblings."
Family members have since moved the dresser and spent the weekend cleaning and moving other furniture. We saw them working on the screen of a window in a different room.
David’s aunt says police have been by to investigate and question the adults about what happened. She says all they need now are prayers.
"Just never put any furniture near a window," she said. "That’s one thing you never do. And we basically we just learned that now the hard way.”