The 31-year-old has to answer to the Linz regional court on suspicion of negligent bodily harm. In Upper Austria alone there have already been seven falls from windows this year.
On Friday, a mother has to answer before the regional court in Linz on suspicion of negligent bodily harm because her two-year-old daughter fell out of an open window on the fourth floor of a house at the end of May. The little girl suffered a fractured skull and multiple fractures in her arms. The 31-year-old woman is accused of violating her duty of supervision. Sleeping with the window open The woman from Linz is said to have laid down – knowing that she had opened the window of the bedroom to air it out and that her daughter was in the bedroom with her. The girl is said to have climbed onto the bedside table and then onto the window sill and fell 13 meters through the open window. Up to two years in prison possible If the mother is convicted, she faces up to two years in prison. Originally, the trial should have taken place on September 20, but was postponed at short notice. According to counts by the APA and the Austrian Road Safety Board, there have already been at least 16 cases of falls from windows this year, seven of them in Upper Austria alone.