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Infant Falls 20 Feet from Bleachers, Listed In Critical Condition

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During a high school soccer game at Toppenish Middle School a 5-month old baby girl fell 15 to 20 feet from the bleachers to the ground below. The baby suffered a head injury and was taken by ambulance to Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital then airlifted to Harborview Medical Center where she was listed to be in critical condition.

Police said a relative was baby-sitting the child during a high school soccer game at A.C. Meagher Field and had her in a car seat when the infant was bumped somehow about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

While typically children cannot bring actions against their parents (except in motor vehicle accidents and where their parents are grossly negligent (or have intentionally harmed them)), they can bring actions against caregivers in situations like this (or against the person who caused the car seat to fall).