Police investigating apparent accidental death of 4-year-old child

Dan Wing
February 21, 2019 - 11:20 am
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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A young child has died after being impaled by glass in North Philadelphia on Wednesday.

Philadelphia Police say the 4-year-old boy was playing on the second floor of a home on North Reese Street when he fell and was impaled by a piece of glass around 3:45 p.m. The glass came from a picture frame. 

The child was rushed to St. Christopher's Hospital, but doctors there were not able to save him. He was pronounced dead a little before 5 p.m. 

The family is cooperating with police in their investigation into the death, which appears to be accidental.