Police: 50 percent of toddler’s body burned by hot water

PRICHARD, Ala. (AP) — Police say 50 percent of a 1-year-old child’s body was burned by hot water in an Alabama home.

Prichard police detective Sgt. Robert Martin tells AL.com the child was at home with his family when the incident happened on Wednesday between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. Police are investigating how the child was burned, but Martin says he believes the incident was accidental and no charges are pending.

Martin says the child was in the kitchen with an older sister when a container of hot water fell on the toddler.

Martin says the child was flown to USA Medical Hospital in Mobile and will be transported to UAB Hospital in Birmingham. The sibling was taken to USA Children’s and Women’s Hospital with less severe burns on her hand and foot.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s