Illinois Boy Killed by Falling Television

Karl Clermont, 6, was reportedly watching TV when the fatal accident happened.
1:50 | 11/02/11

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I wrote a town homes line the 17100 block of -- -- -- in Arlington Heights. All is quiet now. But that was not the case last night when -- neighbor Afghanistan want to be identified and certainly don't scream for help to your mother wailing like there. And knowing that she's losing -- son. It can happen so quickly. In minutes you know like this last over something silly like a TV set -- -- falling and it it's just shocking. Another neighbor found six year old Carl Claremont in the basement of his home with -- 32 inch tube televisions -- on top of him. Police at the neighbor remove the -- and the child's body and perform CPR on him until the arrival of fire department personnel. -- department patrol officers right there. And found that the -- little boys and responsive but TV has fallen confident he's taken at a hospital. And subsequently. -- -- -- -- -- -- The medical examiner ruled the cause of death accidental due to cranial cerebral injury. Commander Hernandez said the boy's mother was at work at the time of the accident. And that he was being watched by an adult relatives who also lived at the residence with their three year old child. The relative told police she heard a crash in the basement and ran downstairs to discover Claremont on the floor underneath the television. That is when she ran outside and started screaming that she was out in front with him in the -- And if it all of us are just heartbroken for her police said the television set was on top of an eighteen -- stand. We believe that he he claimed to set. And and television. Talk topic. I know she doesn't. -- all very well but all of us. We're all our hearts are breaking for her right now. And I want her to know that.

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