Girl suffers near-fatal strangulation

January 21, 2011

A 10-year-old east-side girl is clinging to life after a freak bunk-bed accident at 11 p.m. Thursday.  Officers at the scene in the 3200 block of Elmhurst Drive said the girl was on the top bunk when she jumped or fell off.  A blanket became tangled around the girl's neck, nearly strangling her.  It is unknown how long the girl was tangled in the blanket. She was rushed to Riley Hospital for Children, where she is on life-support.