2 Year Old Killed By Falling Display At Midwest Mall
The young girl died after part of a store display fell and struck her on the head inside the Akira store at Orland Square Mall in Orland Park, a suburb of Chicago, Tuesday afternoon.
Witnesses who were nearby at a food court said they saw the child playing on the display when they heard a large crash.
The Orland Park Fire Department officials said the 2-year-old child was with her aunt at the Akira Store on the lower level of Orland Square Mall when part of a store display fell and hit the toddler's head. Paramedics performed medical treatment at the scene, then transported the girl to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn where she died from her injuries.
Several people at the shopping center, including a nurse and a doctor who were nearby, attempted to help the child. Orland Park police said officers and paramedics responded to the scene shortly before 2 p.m.
It's apparent from police and fire radio communications that several people at the shopping center tried to help.
"We're getting numerous calls about a large metal object falling on a baby at Akira in the mall," one dispatcher said.
"We're still on the phone with a caller," said another dispatcher. "They're advising they're doing CPR on a child. A mirror fell on them."