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The Illinois Boy Luca Berlingerio was coming down from a granite covered table when he fell on his head. A 5-year-old boy was killed after a granite table fell on his head at a wedding reception.
Illinois Boy, 5, Killed After Table Crushes Him at Wedding in ‘Terrible Accident’ https://t.co/IYkBENE3l8
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Illinois Boy Luca Berlingerio
On September 4, Luca Berlingerio of Glenview, Illinois, was with his family at the Drake Hotel outside of Chicago when the incident occurred, the Oak Brook Police Department said.
Oak Brook Police and Fire Department responded to the hotel around 10 p.m. local time for a 911 call regarding a child who suffered a head injury in a wedding.
Upon arrival, police staff assisted an emergency room doctor at the front desk who was performing CPR on the unresponsive child.
Surveillance footage from the hotel showed Berlingerio lying on a granite table placed behind a sofa where other children were seated at the wedding.
When the other children started to leave, the boy tried to slide off the table and grabbed the edge to keep him steady.
As he got off the table, he fell on Berlingerio’s head and caused serious injuries, police said.
Berlingerio was taken to Elmhurst Memorial Hospital
Berlingerio was taken to Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
“Our team is heartbroken by this terrible accident,” the hotel said in a statement, according to the New York Post. “We want to share our condolences with the family and friends concerned. To respect your privacy, we cannot share the details of the incident.”
A GoFundMe has also been created to raise funds for the child’s family. The fundraiser has raised nearly $ 11,000 since its launch on September 10.
“No words can explain what it is like to lose [sic] a child,” the fundraising page explains. “We know times are tough, but anything will help.”
According to Berlingerio’s obituary, a funeral for the boy will take place on Saturday with social detachment guidelines in place.