Police investigating toddler's fall down stairs in Belmont home

BELMONT — Police remained at the Concord Street apartment building last evening where a 2-year-old girl fell down a flight of stairs and sustained a head injury earlier in the day.

Although authorities are releasing no information, the door to one of the apartments in Building 2 of the Belmont Village Apartments is sealed with crime scene tape.

Police and emergency responders from the Belmont Fire Department were called to the home yesterday morning after a report of the child falling down the stairs.

Dispatches heard over the Lakes Region Mutual Fire Association radio and later confirmed by Fire Chief Dave Parenti said the child was unconscious but breathing.

Parenti said it appeared as though she fell from the second floor to the first floor. He said the stairs were carpeted as was the floor where she landed and there was no apparent obstacles in the stairway.

He said he immediately called for a DHART helicopter and had hoped it could land in Belmont but said it was refueling and would fly to Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia.

Parenti said they took the child to LRGH where she was stabilized by emergency room personnel and then flown by helicopter to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon.

He said the child's mother was at work and she was being cared for by an adult.