Fan falls from escalator at MetLife Stadium after watching the Giants-Redskins game

By on Oct 22, 2012 in Football, United States Comments

A football fan falls from escalator at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey on Sunday, October 21, 2012, after watching the match between the New York Giants and Washington Redskins. The Giants won, 27-23, after a late 77-yard scoring pass by Eli Manning to Victor Cruz.

MetLife Stadium

MetLife Stadium
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As noted at Fox News on Sunday night, New Jersey State Police said the unidentified man fell more than 20 feet from the escalator of the Giants Stadium replacement at around 4 p.m.

The incident reportedly happened while he was leaving the said stadium, along with around 80,000 football fans who watched the game.

According to the report, the 42-year-old fan is critically hurt and was immediately airlifted to Hackensack University Hospital for treatment. Sgt.

Adam Grossman said it is not yet clear why he fell but noted that the victim landed on a metal stage and suffered several head injuries.

As of this writing, local authorities are still conducting a thorough investigation on the incident.



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