April 18, 2013
Slips, trips, and falls account for a staggering number of injuries and fatalities each year. Data from the National Safety Council shows that around 25,000 people are the victims of slip and fall accidents in the United States each day and can cost more than $12,000.
Just yesterday, a Philadelphia Slip and Fall Accident claimed the life of a 19-year-old woman. The accident happened at a row house located on North 18th Street just before 5:00 p.m.
According to reports from NBC 10-Philadelphia, the woman was visiting her boyfriend, who is a Temple University student, for the campus’s annual Spring Fling. During the event, the victim and a group of others gained access to a rooftop without guardrails by climbing a ladder attached to the building.
Once on the rooftop, the group had a party and alcohol was present. During the gathering though, the victim tripped over a 10-inch high ledge and plummeted three stories to the street below. The girl sustained numerous blunt trauma injuries upon impact.
Paramedics rushed the injured teen to a local trauma center, but she died shortly after arrival.
Investigators say they are still examining what contributing factors may have played a role in the accident.
The Philadelphia Personal Injury Attorneys with Lundy Law acknowledge how devastating these accidents can be. The firm would like to send its deepest condolences to the family and friends of the young woman who lost her life.