Young boy recovering from TV accident

Published 8:05 pm Monday, February 7, 2011

Five-year-old Jamarus Berry of Troy is being treated at Children’s Hospital in Birmingham for injuries sustained when a 32-inch television fell on him at his home on Saturday afternoon.

“Apparently my little grandson tried to climb up on the dresser to get to the television and it flipped over on him,” said Rita Outlaw. “We took him to Troy Regional Medical Center and then he was airlifted to Children’s Hospital.”

Outlaw said the youngster has a hairline skull fracture and facial injuries. “The doctors told us that he has a blood clot that they are trying to dissolve and he will have to have surgery on his nose and jaw,” Outlaw said.

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“The television must have hit him right on his face but he didn’t have any cuts on his face, just scrapes and cuts on his knuckles where he must have tried to keep the television from falling on him. But, it was a real blessing that Jamarus didn’t have any internal injuries.”

Jamarus remained in the intensive care unit at Children’s Hospital on Monday and was expected to be moved to a room today.

“You don’t think about things like this happening but they do,” Outlaw said. “I heard that a child in North Alabama died recently when a television fell on them. After what happened in our family, we want to caution everybody that has small children around to be careful about putting things like televisions where they might be easily pulled off or over.”