Saturday, September 06, 2014

ERROR ON THE PLAY: Woman Falls From Rooftop During Cubs Game

A woman fell from a Wrigleyville rooftop during Friday afternoon’s Cubs game, plunging at least three stories to the ground below. She suffered a broken hip and is expected to be fine. Eventually.

Police and fire crews responded to 1044 Waveland, the address of the Brixen Ivy rooftop club, at 4:44PM after multiple callers reported the incident to 911. Some firemen walked to the scene from their station, which is located three doors away.

Reddit user “apricotpajamas” claims to have been on the rooftop when the “20-something” woman fell:
She was conscious when the EMTs took her away. I can't stop replaying the scene in my mind...I talked to her friends who confirmed that they thought there was no gap between the buildings...I watched her hit both sides of the buildings as she fell which slowed her down and probably saved her life, unless of course she has internal bleeding. She was moving and could talk. I also saw her lift her head for the neck brace and straighten herself on the emt's board.
The woman was transported to Illinois Masonic Medical Center for treatment. A Chicago Police evidence technician took photographs to document the scene.
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  1. Quite frankly, I'm surprised this hasn't happened before now.

  2. News last night reported that 'alcohol was involved.' Shocking.

  3. Yes, reports indicate she was 'heavily intoxicated'.

  4. This has happened in the neighborhood, the last time I recall was sometime in the late '80s early '90s kiddie-corner from Murphy's, a fight broke out on a portion of the roof that was not part of the public "party" area and when one of the combatant's girlfriends tried to break it up she was pushed away and fell down one of the spaces that provide light and windows to closets and bathrooms, she also bounced off walls and lived.

  5. FELL? The story in the neighborhood was that she was drunk, climbed up on the safety rail to jump to the next roof while other spectators on the roof cheered her on, and slipped off the rail before she was able to jump the short distance falling between the two buildings. I don't really consider that a fall.