Karl Clermont, Child Dies After TV Falls on Him at Home on Portsmith Ln, Arlington Heights


VIDEO: Arlington Heights Fire Department paramedics transported Karl Clermont who suffered traumatic cardiac arrest while police blocked intersections to expedite transport of the injured child to Northwest Community Hospital.

Karl Clermont, 6, was pronounced dead at Northwest Community Hospital at 9:45 p.m. apparently after traumatic injuries caused by a television set that fell on him.

Arlington Heights police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 8:49 p.m. Sunday to a report of a home accident with severe trauma in the 1700 block of Portsmith. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report that a 6-year-old boy was injured when a television set fell on top of him. Police received information that the boy’s aunt carried the child out to the front yard. Other information reports that the aunt ran out to get help from neighbors. Then a neighbor lifted the television off Karl, and started CPR. Upon arrival paramedics immediately placed the boy in the ambulance and were en route to the hospital from the scene within seven minutes of the dispatch of the call for help. Karl Clermont was in apparent traumatic cardiac arrest when paramedics arrived on the scene. Paramedics were dispatched, were on scene and were en route to Northwest Community Hospital within seven minutes. Karl Clermont was transported with the life-threatening injuries while major intersections along Arlington Heights Road were cleared for the rushed ambulance transport.

The residence was marked off with police tape Sunday night. Arlington Heights police, who are investigating the case, have defined the incident as a tragic accident.

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