A toddler girl passed away after a display inside a store fell on her Tuesday afternoon while she was at the Orland Square Mall in Illinois with her aunt.
Chicago Tribune reports that 2-year-old Alexandria Martinez was inside the Akira store at 104 Orland Square Drive in Orland Park, when one of the store’s displays crashed down. A doctor and nurse who were at the mall when the incident happened tried to help the girl until first responders arrived.
Police said the toddler was pronounced dead after first responders rushed her to the Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. Witnesses at the mall reported seeing metal objects falling on the girl.
“We’re getting numerous calls about a large metal object falling on a baby at Akira in the mall,” a dispatcher said.
“Our deepest sympathies go out to the family of the child,” a spokesperson for the mall said in a released statement after the incident, according to Chicago CBS.
It’s not yet clear what caused the display to falls. However, according to ABC 7, people eating lunch nearby reportedly said they saw the child climbing on the display before hearing a thunderous crash.
Authorities continue to investigate.
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