WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- Barely a month after a Fordham University student died after a fatal fall in a campus bell tower, another woman fell from her apartment near Third Avenue while taking pictures.
- Reilly Hamilton, 22, was reported to be taking selfies when she fell 5 stories from her unit down to the garbage area behind the building.
- Witnesses say Hamilton sustained serious injuries had to undergo surgery at Bellevue Hospital where she was taken.
Another victim of falling, a young woman was seriously injured after she took a tumble from a Manhattan roof on Saturday while taking pictures.
Identified by police sources as 22-year-old Reilly Hamilton, the latest victim was taking photos around 8 pm when she plunged five stories from her apartment on East 25th Street near Third Avenue.
“Apparently she hit the AC unit and landed in the trash area, which is like horrible. I’m just completely shocked,” said an unnamed 24-year-old neighbor.
Another neighbor who declined to give her name related that Hamilton landed in the narrow garbage area behind their building and was carried out by paramedics through a neighbor’s apartment.
“She was screaming, ‘It hurts!’ ” said the neighbor adding that the young woman was lucky to be alive. Her friends were there as well to comfort her as she was being treated by paramedics.
Hamilton was reportedly rushed to Bellevue Hospital in critical condition where she underwent surgery on Sunday.
According to neighbors, Hamilton and her two roommates who had access to the roof were noted to party a lot in their apartment. The partying seems nonstop so neighbors said they’d always ask them to keep their noise down.
On the day prior to the fall, building residents said they had been partying hard. The 24-year-old neighbor said Hamilton’s friends took the incident hard. “When I went upstairs, they were all crying. They just moved in at the end of summer, like they’ve lived here for seven months already. It’s just horrible.”
Hamilton is a native of Charleston, W.Va., who just graduated last year from the University of Kentucky in Lexington with a degree in communications.
Her LinkedIn page indicates that she works for a digital technology company in human resources.
The incident occurred weeks after the fatal falling of a Fordham University student from a school bell tower while taking a selfie. Senior student Sydney Monfries, 22, accidentally tripped and fell to her death inside the Keating Hall clock tower in the Bronx campus.
Source: New York Post