CARBONDALE — A woman is facing charges after her 4-year-old daughter fell from a third floor window.
The mother turned herself in Friday morning in Carbondale after her child fell earlier this week.
Chelsie Elders of Carbondale was charged with reckless endangerment and endangering the welfare of a child.
She was taken to the Lackawanna County Courthouse to be arraigned after turning herself in to authorities in Carbondale.
According to court papers, Elders said she was in the bathroom when her daughter fell.
Police said the lock on the window was broken and the screen was loose, making it possible for the child to fall.
The child is still hospitalized. Police said she has a broken rib, broken vertebrae and other internal injuries. Her condition has not been released.
Carbondale police said they were called to Elders’ apartment the day before when neighbors saw her two children unattended
Lackawanna County Children and Youth Services said they were still investigating that incident when police were called again after a neighbor heard the child fall.
Elders was arraigned and released on $50,000 unsecured bail. The magistrate said she is not allowed to have contact with her children or any minor child.