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Wednesday, 15 May 2013 15:47

Area toddler dies when television falls on her

(ATTICA TOWNSHIP) -- Officials say a 1-year-old Attica Township girl died after being struck by a falling television over the weekend. According to Lapeer County Sheriff's Sgt. Jason Parks, another child apparently was opening up a dresser the TV was on when the dresser and TV fell over Saturday. Parks says the girl was standing in front of the 32-inch, 69-pound television and was hit in the head when it fell. He says the mother was in another room and the children were out of her sight for a short period. The medical examiner's office ruled the death as an accident. Sgt. Parks calls it "an unfortunate, tragic event."