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4-year-old Livingston girl recovering after falling out second-story window

A Livingston child was recovering Wednesday at a Sacramento-area hospital, a day after falling out of a second-story window, police said.

The 4-year-old girl was expected to be released from UC Davis Children’s Hospital late Wednesday or possibly early Thursday, police Chief Ruben Chavez said.

“Her parents are with her at the hospital, and it appears she’s going to be OK,” Chavez said.

The police chief said the incident remains under investigation. “At this time, there doesn’t appear to be any criminal negligence issues; the case will not be sent to the District Attorney’s Office,” Chavez said.

Investigators, however, plan to ask Child Protective Services to review the incident to ensure that no child endangerment issues were involved, police said.

Police and paramedics responded at 7:41 p.m. Tuesday to an apartment in the 1500 block of Newcastle Drive in Livingston. Officers said the child’s teenage brother was baby-sitting. The brother was in the kitchen with several other younger siblings.

A sister of the 4-year-old girl was outside the apartment and saw the girl fall through the window of the apartment’s master bedroom. The child landed in the bark covering a flowerbed below the window. The window was left open and the child fell through the screen, police said.

No child-safety mechanism had been placed on the window, according to police.

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