May 30, 2013
An elderly man has died as the result of Slip and Fall Accident Injuries he sustained in an incident that occurred earlier this week. Reports indicate the man fell from the fourth story of a Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, retirement home this past Monday.
According to an article released by NBC 10-Philadelphia, the 93-year-old victim was a resident of the Willow Valley Retirement Community in West Lampeter Township. A staff member of the facility found him at approximately 5:00 a.m. on the ground, just below a window near the victim’s residence. Paramedics were called to the scene, but were unable to revive the man.
Stephen Diamantoni, the Lancaster County Coroner, determined the man had fallen from a window on the fourth floor of the building and had died as a result of injuries he sustained in the fall.
An investigation into the cause of the incident is ongoing.
Accidents like this are not as uncommon as one may think. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, roughly one-third of all adults age 65 or older will be the victim of a fall accident each year. These incidents are also the leading cause of injury-related deaths amongst the elderly.
The Pennsylvania Personal Injury Attorneys with Lundy Law recognize the hazards that can be associated with such an accident. The firm is here to help if you or a loved one has been hurt by a slip and fall accident that may have been preventable.