TV Cabinet Topples, Injures 5-Year-Old Girl In New Kensington

NEW KENSINGTON (KDKA) – A girl has been taken to the hospital after a television cabinet toppled onto her in New Kensington.

According to officials at the scene, the incident happened in front of a home in the 600 block of Fifth Avenue around 2 p.m.

A woman allegedly left her 5-year-old daughter and five other children at the home in the care of a man.

The woman allegedly left the children at the home so she could appear in court in Greensburg for undisclosed reasons.

The six kids were believed to have been playing outside when the television cabinet fell on a 5-year-old girl’s leg. Three of the kids were playing on the piece of furniture when it fell.

Deondra Seay, who was walking by at the time, heard the girl screaming and ran to help. According to Seay, the 5-year-old girl was the oldest child in the group.

“The china cabinet fell on her leg, with her inside of it,” Seay said.

The girl was taken to a local hospital, but she was conscious and alert at the time and is expected to be okay.

Michelle Partlow is the mother of the other five children involved. She was in Greensburg at the time. She said the father of several of the kids was inside the home asleep, and he was never told he was supposed to be watching the children.

“Apparently there was just miscommunication on who was supposed to be watching the children, and all the kids were outside playing and something fell on one of them,” Partlow said. “But ultimately it was just bad communication. I guess they all wanted to go outside and play, so they took it upon themselves to go play.”

The woman who left the children at the house has reportedly checked herself into a psychiatric facility. She is expected to face charges in this incident.

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