A five-year-old boy has died after police in suburban Chicago mentioned a granite tabletop fell onto his head throughout a resort wedding reception.
Police and paramedics have been referred to as to The Drake Hotel on North York Road in Oak Brook at round 10pm final Friday for a report of an unresponsive youngster.
First responders stumbled on an emergency room physician who was attending the wedding celebration performing CPR on the boy.
The five-year-old, recognized by the DuPage County Coroner’s Office on Thursday as Luca Berlingerio, from Glenview, was then rushed to Elmhurst Memorial Hospital the place he was pronounced lifeless from a traumatic head harm.
A wedding reception in Illinois was marred by tragedy when five-year-old Luca Berlingerio suffered a deadly harm after a desk fell on his head
The accident occurred after the five-year-old slid off the granite tabletop and it got here crashing down onto his head (photograph reveals resort foyer)
Investigators mentioned Luca was at the reception with his mother and father when he climbed onto a desk standing behind a settee in an open space the place different youngsters have been sitting. reported WGN.
As the children have been getting as much as go away, the five-year-old, who was laying perpendicularly on the granite tabletop, started sliding off it.
He grabbed the sting of the desk with his fingers to sluggish his descent as he slid backward, police mentioned after reviewing video from the venue.
When Luca received down from the desk, it toppled over, hitting him within the head and inflicting a major harm.
His household discovered him unresponsive a short while later and raised the alarm, summoning the ER physician on the scene for assist and calling 911.
An obituary for Luca acknowledged that he ‘handed away instantly.’ He is survived by his mother and father, Simone and Anna Berlingerio, and his older brother, Rocco.
Luca (far proper) was attending the wedding celebration with his mother and father, pictured above alongside his older brother, Rocco (left)
An ER physician who was a visitor at the occasion tried CPR earlier than paramedics arrived and took over. Luca was transported to a hospital the place he was pronounced lifeless
The Drake Hotel launched a press release to DailyMail.com addressing the deadly accident at the venue.
‘Our group is heartbroken about this horrible accident,’ the assertion learn. ‘We want to share our condolences with the household and associates affected. To respect their privateness, we aren’t in a position to share the specifics of the incident.’
Meanwhile, a buddy has launched a web-based fundraiser looking for donations for the Berlingerio household.
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