5-year-old dies of head trauma at Chicago hotel wedding reception – FOX23 News

OAK BROOK, Illinois – A 5-year-old boy died from a head injury when he fell on his head at a wedding reception Friday at the Drake Hotel in Chicago.

An emergency doctor performed saving gestures on the child around 10 p.m. while waiting for help to arrive, the Chicago Tribune reported. The boy was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police said video from the hotel showed the boy, who was not identified, lying on a table near a sofa where other children were sitting. When the other children got up to leave, the boy held the edges of the table while sliding and the granite top fell on his head, WGN reported.

The hotel shared its condolences about the incident.

“Our team is heartbroken by this terrible accident”, officials said in a statement. “We would like to share our condolences to affected family and friends. To respect their privacy, we are unable to share details of the incident.

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