4-year-old fatally impaled by glass from shattered frame

4-year-old fatally impaled by glass from shattered frame Photo: MGN

February 21, 2019 02:50 PM

Authorities and a family member say a 4-year-old boy was struck with shards of glass and died after a framed picture fell in his Philadelphia home.

A release from city police says the accident occurred Wednesday afternoon.

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Amanda Velez says her son, Adrian Ortega, and his two sisters were playing together when the frame fell, spraying glass around the room. It's not clear why that happened.


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She says shards hit Ortega in the abdomen, and he was bleeding profusely when he was taken to a hospital. He died there a short time later. Further details on his injuries have not been disclosed.

No other injuries were reported.

A police investigation is ongoing pending the results of an autopsy.

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