Girl dies after nine-story fall in Gold Coast
Posted by ellenschaft on October 30, 2012
By Ellen Schaft
A 16-year-old girl died Tuesday afternoon after falling nine stories from a parking garage three blocks north of Loyola’s Water Tower Campus.
Paramedics were called to the intersection of Rush and Walton streets at 4:41 pm, the girl was pronounced dead by 4:42pm.
The victim, of the 3200 block of South Ridgeland Avenue, was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital. An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday.
Here is the Chicago Tribune article:
A 16-year-old girl who plunged nine floors from a parking garage in the Gold Coast neighborhood has died, authorities said.
The girl, of the 3200 block of South Ridgeway Avenue, was pronounced dead at 4:42 p.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
At 4:21 p.m. paramedics were called to the intersection of Rush and Walton streets for a woman in her teens or early 20s who fell nine floors from a parking garage, according to Chicago Fire Department Media Affairs Director Larry Langford.
She was initally taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in extremely critical condition, Langford said.
Witnesses told officials on the scene that her backpack had been located on the upper floor and the area has been taped off during the investigation.
Police News Affairs had no information about the incident.
An autopsy is scheduled to determine the cause and manner of her death, according to the medical examiner’s office.