Trigger: Mention of child death.
Accidents happen. They're a natural part of life, and everybody knows it. Sometimes they're minor inconveniences that end up not being a big deal. But some accidents are much more devastating. Worse, the consequences can be permanent and even fatal.
In Toronto, Ontario, Canada, a recent freak accident has ruined countless lives. The family involved is speaking out after a falling air conditioner killed a toddler. They've admitted to feeling "devastated" by the sudden and tragic loss.
According to police, the unnamed mother was entering an apartment complex with her three children in tow this past Monday. That's when an air conditioner fell from eight stories and landed right on two-year-old Crystal Mirogho. Witnesses added that they heard screaming, and then spotted the mother desperately trying to revive her daughter, whose pulse was low.
Police arrived on the scene in Scarborough- a suburb in Toronto- just after 4PM local time. She was promptly rushed to the hospital in critical condition. But the next day, police revealed that little Crystal had died of unspecified injuries that she had suffered in the accident.
In a statement released by Ristich Law on behalf of the family, they said, "Our family has lost our precious baby girl Crystal. We are devastated. We would ask that through this difficult time we be given the opportunity to grieve our loss privately. We wanted to thank the public for the outpouring of support for our family while we are struggling to cope this is tragedy."
A statement from the Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) revealed that they were "deeply saddened" by the little girl's death. They added, "Our thoughts are with the family at this difficult time and we offer them our sincere condolences. TCHC staff are onsite at the building today to assist tenants who require support. Toronto Community Housing staff attended at the building yesterday alongside Toronto Police Service to investigate what took place and we continue to review this incident. We will take any appropriate action once the facts are known."
The investigation into the sudden death is underway. Our thoughts are with Crystal, as well as the surviving members of the Mirogho family.