A Bronx family is mourning this Christmas Day after 7-year-old Chelsea Maldonado died after falling 50 feet. The girl, who is described as autistic (the Daily News says she uses a wheelchair and is blind in one eye), had apparently climbed out the apartment's bathroom window around 7 p.m. last night. Chelsea had survived the fall—a source told the Post that when a cop got there, "He was surprised to learn that she fell from a fifth-story window," since she was conscious and crying—and doctors initially thought she might survive. The girl had been in the bathroom alone and somehow climbed over the window guard, which was only covering the lower part of the window. A shocked neighbor said, "You can see I have window guard in all my window, because I want to avoid something like that."
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