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Woman Injured After Falling from Wrigleyville Rooftop During Cubs Game

By Alex Parker | September 6, 2014 1:09pm | Updated on September 7, 2014 7:45pm
 Fans watch the Cubs play from rooftops in Wrigleyville.
Fans watch the Cubs play from rooftops in Wrigleyville.
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CHICAGO — A 27-year-old woman fell from a Wrigleyville rooftop during Friday's Cubs game, police said.

The woman fell from a rooftop in the 1000 block of West Waveland Avenue about 4:45 p.m., said Officer Jose Estrada, a police spokesman.

She was "pretty intoxicated" when she fell, he said.

The woman suffered a broken hip, and was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Hospital, where her condition had stabilized, Estrada said.

Anne Fosnach was watching the Cubs game from the third floor of the Brixen Ivy building, 1044 W. Waveland Ave., where the woman who fell was taking in the game a floor above her.

"I was sitting pretty close to the guardrail on the third floor when this body passed, and everybody said, 'Is that a person?'" she said.

Fosnacht looked over the guardrail and saw the woman hit the sides of the two buildings before hitting the ground.

"I assumed she would be dead. It’s four stories," Fosnacht said. But it appeared the narrow gangway slowed the woman's fall.

The woman's colleagues told Fosnacht she was trying to jump across the gangway to the next building

Fosnacht was still shaken by the incident a day later.

"Knowing that she’s OK, it's going to be much easier for me to let it go," she said. "Luckily she’s going to be OK."

The incident was first reported by the Crime in Wrigleyville + Boystown blog.

The Cubs were tied with the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-3 in the seventh inning when heavy rains caused a delay. The game will continue Saturday.

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