Pictured: Distraught mother tells of her guilt after 18-month-old son falls 15ft from upstairs window left open in warm weather
- Mikaela Chubb said her son is recovering after his fall in Leeds, West Yorkshire
- She said he had just woken from nap when he toppled out the unlocked window
- He fell 15ft onto the pavement below before emergency services were called
- Mikaela said she and her son have spent two days in hospital since the incident
- West Yorkshire Police said the boy’s injuries are ‘not considered life threatening’
A distraught mother has spoken of her guilt after her 18-month-old son fell 15ft from an upstairs window left open in the warm weather.
Mikaela Chubb said her young son, who is believed to be named Tommy, is recovering in hospital following the ‘freak accident’ at a property in Temple View Terrace, in the Richmond Hill area of Leeds, West Yorkshire.
She said her 18-month-old boy was napping in his cot on Saturday, when he woke up and managed to clamber onto his parents’ bed.
The youngster then climbed over the headboard and toppled out of the unlocked window and fell approximately 15ft onto the pavement below.
Emergency services rush to the scene and a police cordon remains in place outside the property today.
West Yorkshire Police said the child’s injuries are ‘not considered life threatening’ and enquiries into the incident are ‘ongoing’.
Mikaela Chubb said her young son, who is believed to be named Tommy, is recovering in hospital after falling 15ft from an upstairs window at a property in Leeds, West Yorkshire
Pictured: A police cordon remains in place outside the house where the young boy fell
Mikaela said she spent Saturday night and all of Sunday – Mother’s Day – at her son’s hospital bed following the fall.
She added: ‘Its so hard being a parent some times
‘His dad always checks the window is locked but this one time he didn’t. That’s what makes this an accident.
‘The child was asleep in his bed. He woke up and climbed onto our bed, then over the headboard onto the windowsill.
‘This is an ongoing game/issue and we could never have imagined this happening.
‘The window is locked 99% of the time but due to the sunny weather the room was aired out before baby’s nap. The lock clicked, leading us to believe it was locked. Apparently this one time it was not.
‘This was really just a freak accident.. we’re just trying to be here for our boy and get him through this.
‘We know we have a lot to deal with in terms of police questions, we’ve already spoke to them! So we are definitely feeling like it is our fault
‘Mother’s guilt is eating me alive right now and his dad! I know I can’t believe it’s Mother’s Day and we’re in hospital terrified what’s going to happen to our boy and to us! I really do try my very best to be the best mum for him!’
She added that her son is ‘doing okay’.
A police cordon has been in place around the property following the tragic fall.
West Yorkshire Police said: ‘At 3.09pm on Saturday, police were contacted by the ambulance service who were attending an address in Temple View Terrace, Leeds, where an 18-month old boy had been injured in a fall from a first-floor window.
‘The child was taken to hospital and is continuing to receive treatment for injuries that are not considered life threatening.
‘Enquiries are ongoing into the incident but there are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances.’
Mikaela said she spent Saturday night and all of Sunday – Mother’s Day – at her son’s hospital bed
Dawn Irving, a mother-of three who lives on the street, says police incidents on the street are a regular occurrence.
Dawn, who works as a cardiographer, said: ‘We’re kind of used to seeing police, it happens all the time. I wish we didn’t have to live around here but it is where we live and the property prices aren’t great.’
In response to this, Dawn said: ‘It sounds awful but I thought it was something even worse than that.
‘Within the space of like two weeks a couple months ago, we had somebody glassed and somebody stabbed.
‘When you see police, you think “it’s happened again”. It’s one of those because it’s so regular, it’s not shocking anymore. That’s kind of sad.’
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