Scene of incident
A 47-year-old woman and her 7-year-old son were found this morning, December 9, 2013, lying injured on the roof of a vehicle in Kfar Chabad, Israel.
Police report that it appears the woman threw her son from their second floor window, and then jumped after him.
They were transported to Assaf HaRofeh Hospital for treatment.
The mother suffered light injuries to her extremities, while the son was listed in moderate condition with abdominal injuries.
Police say the investigation is underway, but officials posit that the mother hurled the son out of the window, and then jumped herself.
Medics at the scene said that the fact that they landed on a car’s roof may have saved their lives, or at the very least prevented serious injuries.
The woman was released from the hospital and placed under arrest, as authorities continue with the investigation.