A St. Louis five-year-old boy was seriously injured after being shocked by exposed live electrical wires in north St. Louis at 19th and Angelica Street on Friday night. According to authorities, the five-year-old boy touched a hot wire on a street light at Windsor Park. Witnesses say the boy was knocked back after touching the wire and remained unconscious for several minutes. Emergency responders were called and the boy was rushed to the hospital. He was treated for a few days and then released from the hospital on Sunday. The boy suffered serious burns.
According to St. Louis City Police, a missing front cover plate on a street light exposed live electrical wires and the child touched it and was electrocuted. Understandably, the boy’s mother and father are very upset that a public park was left in such a hazardous condition.
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