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California Briefing / El Monte

Girl, 6, dies when TV falls on her

February 24, 2009|Corina Knoll

A 6-year-old girl died from a head injury after a TV set fell on her at her El Monte home, authorities said Monday.

Kimberley Menjivar may have been reaching for something on a dresser Sunday when the bureau tipped forward and the 32-inch TV on top of it slid off and hit her on the head, said Det. David Smith of the El Monte Police Department.

A visiting relative sleeping in the bedroom woke up to find Kimberley on the floor with her head injured, Smith said. Kimberley's parents and brother were in the kitchen preparing breakfast at the time.

The girl was taken from her home in the 12000 block of Hallwood Drive to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 8:15 a.m. Sunday, officials said.

Smith estimated the television weighed about 100 pounds and said El Monte police have received reports over the years of children injured by television sets.

-- Corina Knoll

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