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Death of 4-year-old child in Oxnard determined accidental

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OXNARD, Calif. -- Oxnard Police Department investigation concluded the death of a 4-year-old child as accidental on Tuesday in Oxnard.

On Sunday around 2:00 p.m., Oxnard Police Department officers responded to a home on the 3400 block of Olds Road regarding an injured child

The four-year-old boy was taken to St. John's Regional Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries.

The Oxnard Police Department in conjunction with Ventura County Medical Examiner's Office's investigation concluded that the child's death was an accidental hanging.

Oxnard Police Department's Assistant Chief gave the following statement upon the conclusion of the accidental death of the four-year-old child:

“Following first responder’s efforts, the purpose of the Oxnard Police Department’s investigation was to determine what set of circumstances led to this tragic accident.  We at the Oxnard Police Department are saddened that the parents and siblings of this child are mourning the loss of their loved one.”

Oxnard Police Department Assistant Chief Jason Benites

Statistics from the National Safety Council, the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control and other sources indicate that during each year in the U.S., about 2,000 children ages 14 and under die as a result of a home injury.

The report say that unintentional home injury deaths to children are caused primarily by fire and burns, suffocation, drowning, firearms, falls, choking and poisoning.

Oxnard Police Department reminds parents to check their homes for objects that could pose potential hazards to their children.

The list of items they provided are the following:

  • unsecured cleaning supplies
  • cords from blinds or curtains
  • unsecured furniture that children can climb
  • beds or other furniture placed next to windows
  • uncovered electrical outlets

Oxnard Police Department encourages people who have young children in their homes to get down to their child's height level and go through every room to see what the child can get into.

For additional information on childproofing a home click here.

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