Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Tragic Accident -- Three-year-old Shaniya Singleton from Chicago killed by TV fall

Shaniya Singleton, 3, from Chicago killed by TV fall
CHICAGO - Shaniya Singleton, a 3-year-old girl from Chicago, was killed when a big television set fell on her head and crushed it so badly that she died before given any medical aid.

Reportedly, she was playing with her brother, just 2 year older than her, when she apparently banged into a TV stand and an older model 27-inch TV fell on her head leading to her tragic death.

Johnnie Sibley, the great-grandmother of Singleton, told that she heard a bang upstairs in their home at about 5:55 pm today afternoon and when she saw her grand-daughter her head was bleeding. Sibley put her hand under the bleeding head and tried to stop bleeding with the help of a towel, before paramedics were called.

Shaniya was shifted to Comer Children's Hospital, where she was declared as dead at 6:32 p.m., the Cook County Medical Examiner's office told media.

According to police this is a "tragic accident," but detectives are conducting a death investigation pending an autopsy Wednesday.

This is second tragic incident of this kind in Chicago area within less than 2-week time.

Earlier, on Oct. 30, a 6-year-old boy Karl Clermont was died in similar kind on incident when a TV fell on Clermont's head while he was playing alone, perhaps after the boy tried to climb onto the set. His death was ruled an accident.

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