A devoted Braves fan fell from one of the upper level platforms at Turner Field and died on Monday night, according to police reports. CBS News reports that the man was watching the game at the stadium on Monday night between the Atlanta Braves and the Philadelphia Phillies. The police believe that the fall was completely accidental. The man tumbled 60 feet into a parking lot and died later that night of his injuries.
So far, witnesses believe that the entire incident was an accident, but police still want to investigate for any foul play. Police say that the rain played a role in the accident. Heavy rains led to a two-hour delay at the game. It was scheduled to start a 7:10 p.m., but the team was still waiting for the clearance to play after 9:00. Surprisingly, this isn’t the first time a victim has fallen at a Georgia sports stadium and suffered grave consequences.
In fact, a 20-year-old recently died after falling over the railing at the Georgia Dome during a football game. Authorities say that he landed on another man that was seated in a lower level. Another man fell about 25 feet over a staircase railing at a Georgia Tech-Miami football game last year. Thankfully, this individual was not seriously injured in the fall. Slip and fall or trip and fall accidents can be deadly, as this most recent incident shows.
With the right attorney on your side, you can seek compensation if you are injured in a slip and fall accidentand need assistance. Contact a lawyer at our Atlanta personal injury firm today to discuss your options for litigation. You may be able to obtain damages that will cover any medical bills or emotional trauma of the accident, as well as the unpaid time that you need to take off for recovery.