Man suffers head injuries in Fenway Park fall

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August 19, 2010, 4:34 pm
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(NECN: Alysha Palumbo - Boston) - Red Sox fans say it was s frightening sight Wednesday night when a fan walking down these spiral stairs near gate B fell over the railing and landed 14 feet below.


 
Deb Whitney said, "We were coming out from downstairs getting concessions and there was a guy laying out and we don't really know what happened but he looked like he had banged up his face a little bit, but he seemed like he was conscious."
 
Deb and Eric Whitney of Exeter, NH say security and EMT's surrounded the injured fan almost immediately.
 
Eric Whitney said, "They had him on the ground, they were talking to him, I didn't see if he was talking back."
 
"But he looked like he was being taken care of pretty well," said Deb Whitney.
 
Fans at Fenway for Thursday night's game say they don't know what happened in this situation, but they have seen other spectators over indulge and get themselves in trouble.
 
Tim Albin of Somerset, MA said, "They go to the games, have one beer, have another beer and then all of a sudden one turns into five or six and then you're trying to get up and start walking around and fall down."
 
Kim Benoit of Millville, MA said, "They may have a few too many and they might not be aware of their surroundings and could have innocently just actually fallen back."
 
Others say no matter how much you drink, the steps at an old ball park like this one can be tricky to navigate, especially in a crowd.
 
Pam Thistle of Millville, MA said, "I was thinking myself we had been here a few weeks ago and going down those steps thinking it was easy to lose your footing."
 
Stephanie Breault of Toronto, Canada said, "It is terrible, when we went just actually for the tour I was saying these are pretty steep stairs so I can see someone falling."

Tags: red sox, fenway park, Alysha Palumbo, head injury , fall
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