Takoma Park 2-year-old in critical condition after accidental fall from 11th floor, police say

A 2-year-old boy who fell from the 11th floor window of a building on Maple Avenue in Takoma Park is in critical condition, according to police.

Investigators say the fall was an accident.

The child was admitted into the intensive-care unit on Monday.

The family told investigators that doctors were surprised the child’s injuries weren’t more severe.

According to police, the boy awoke from an afternoon nap and climbed up a night stand near an open window.

They say he fell out of the window after pushing on a screen and plummeted 11 floors into a pile of mulch and bushes, missing the concrete.