A family is grieving after a freak accident yesterday left them without a member of their family. A toddler died in hospital after an air conditioner crushed her while she was heading into a high rise building with her mom and two siblings. The Scarborough air conditioner accident happened around 3:30 p.m. on November 11.

First responders were called to a high rise apartment building on Lawrence Ave. E. and Mossbank Dr. after hearing that an air conditioner unit fell from the window and struck a child. 

Global News reports that the two-year-old girl was going home with her mom and two siblings after they were all picked up from school. She was in her stroller when the unit fell directly on top of her. 

The toddler was rushed to the Hospital for Sick Kids where she was in critical condition but later succumbed to her injuries.

CBC News reports that she passed away on Tuesday morning, November 12, leaving the family grieving.

CP24 reports that the girl's two siblings witnessed the accident as the family was heading into the apartment building. The two older siblings are five and seven. 

So far, no charges have been laid, and the reasoning behind the falling of the unit is still unclear. 

Police are asking anyone who witnessed the incident to come forward with any information.

According to CBC News, the City of Toronto requires no building permit for the installation of air conditioner units.

Many take on the project by themselves, without the help of professional installation teams. 

Very often, air conditioning units sit on the ledge of windows without anything securing them in place but the window socket. 

“Any family going through this is a tragedy,” media relations officer Caroline de Kloet told the Toronto Star.


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