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Jacksonville toddler still critical after TV topples onto him

Posted: March 17, 2014 - 6:17pm

A 2-year-old remained in critical condition Monday at UF Health Jacksonville after an older-model television toppled off a dresser and fell onto the toddler’s face, according to police and the boy’s mother.

Dinero Rinders was airlifted to the hospital Saturday afternoon after the mishap at his home on Walden Springs Way. Caressa Sanchez, 23, said Monday that her son opened his eyes for the first time.

She said she was walking past her son’s room with an armful of laundry Saturday when she saw the dresser and TV start to topple over as her son was pulling out a drawer and putting his weight on it. Sanchez said she stopped the dresser from falling over by wedging her ankle up against it, but was not able to stop the TV from crashing down on her son.

Sanchez with the help of a neighbor gave the infant CPR. By the time medical help arrived, the child was still unresponsive, according to the Sheriff’s Office incident report.

Eileen Kelley: (904) 359-4104

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Davethecaveman 03/18/14 - 05:20 am

I remember reading somewhere

I remember reading somewhere to never put a heavy TV on the top of a chest of drawers for that very reason unless the chest is secured to the wall.
Hope the little guy makes it.

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