Trauma Call After Television Set Falls on 6-Year-Old Boy on Portsmith Lane, Arlington Heights


VIDEO: Police escorted Arlington Heights Fire Department paramedic ambulance and blocked intersections to expedite transport of a young trauma victim to Northwest Community Hospital.

UPDATE: Karl Clermont, 6, was pronounced dead at Northwest Community Hospital at 9:45 p.m. 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. A woman carried the child out to the front yard, and paramedics placed the boy immediately in the ambulance and were en route to the hospital from the scene within seven minutes of the dispatch of the call for help. Paramedics were dispatched, were on scene and were en route to Northwest Community Hospital within seven minutes. The child was transported with life-threatening injuries.

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

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