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Toddler seriously injured after TV falls on her

We had a near “falling television” incident in our house way back when, so we know the inherent dangers. Also, we would think those plasma and LCD TVs that are mounted on a stand instead of the wall might be top heavy and particularly susceptible to tipping over if pulled by little hands.

A 2-year-old girl was severely injured Sunday afternoon when a television fell off its stand and struck her upper body and head, the Cedar Hill Fire Department said.

The child was alone in a bedroom when the incident occurred about 12:45 p.m. in the 300 block of Taurus Drive, police said. Officers were told she was unconscious and bleeding from the mouth and the nose.

Paramedics transported her by Careflite to Children’s Medical Center Dallas where treatment was begun for a fractured skull and swelling to the brain.

The child’s father and four brothers were home at the time of the accident. It is unknown how the TV fell on the girl.

In September, a 7-year-old Plano girl died after a large television set fell on her.