July 7, 2011 1 Comment
Horror as girl, seven, dies after TV falls on her at CHURCH in front of family
The Daily Mail has the tragic story:
A seven-year-old girl was killed in Colusa, California when a large TV set fell off a stand and hit her head.
Police have not yet identified the girl, but they say she was trying to move the TV with her brother in the parish office conference room of Our Lady of Lourdes Church.
The girl and her brother were at the church with two other siblings and their mother, although she was not present in the room when the terrible accident happened, according to local CBS Sacramento.
Several of the little girl’s four brothers and sisters were at the horrific scene, however, which took place around 1 p.m. Tuesday.
Another parishioner of the Catholic church who said she knows the family told CBS: ‘I’m crushed for them, it’s very upsetting’.According to the local station, the father of the little girl is a well-known doctor in the community, and the mother is a devoted volunteer to the parish.
Colusa is northwest of Sacramento, California’s state capital…
There’s more and a short video here.
Also in the Colusa Sun Herald:
Officials at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Colusa on Wednesday urged everyone in town to keep the Meraz family in their thoughts after the tragic death of Kateri Meraz.
The 7-year-old girl was hit on the head Tuesday by a falling television as she tried to move the cart on which it was sitting so she and her brother could see the screen better.
“Please continue to keep the Meraz family in your prayers,” the Rev. Arbel Cabasagan said in a statement released Wednesday.
Meraz is the daughter of Dr. Antonio and Rocio Meraz.
An autopsy Tuesday revealed the cause of death as blunt force head trauma, the Colusa County Coroner’s Office reported.
It has been ruled an accidental death.
Meraz was at the Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church rectory where her mother is a volunteer.
She and her brother were in what was described as a conference room watching television.
The young girl apparently was trying to turn the TV so she and her brother could better see the screen when the TV fell from the cart and struck her in the head, the police reported.
The incident occurred about 1 p.m…