Posted November 25, 2013

Two people reportedly injured after woman jumps from third deck of O.co Coliseum

AFC West, Oakland Raiders
A woman reportedly jumped from the third deck at O.co Coliseum, injuring a bystander.

A woman reportedly jumped from the third deck at O.co Coliseum, injuring a bystander. (Mark Cunningham/MLB Photos via Getty Images)

A woman jumped from the third deck of Oakland’s O.co Coliseum on Sunday, injuring her and a bystander who attempted to catch her, according to multiple reports.

According to NBCBayArea.com, an unidentified woman made her way into a closed-off section of the stadium and it’s believed that she jumped intentionally. That report stated that several people on the 200 level tried to talk the woman out of jumping.

“She jumped anyhow, and one guy tried to catch her,” Sgt. J.D. Nelson told NBCBayArea.

ABCLocal reported that she landed on the second fan some 60 feet below. Both people were in critical condition as of Sunday night.

It wasn’t the only accident of the weekend. The Baltimore Sun is reporting that a fan remains in serious condition after falling on the steps of M&T Bank Stadium during the Ravens-Jets game. Per the Sun, the man’s brother went to the bathroom and returned to find his brother “lying ‘in a pool of blood,’ surrounded by stadium staff at the bottom of the staircase in Section 521, where the two had been sitting.” The fallen fan was scheduled to undergo brain surgery Sunday night.

This is the second weekend in a row that this sort of incident has occurred. Last Sunday in Buffalo, a fan attempting to slide down the railing of the stadium’s third deck fell backward onto another fan in the 200-level of seats. Both of those people also were hospitalized.

12 comments
MrArlington
MrArlington

Rumor has it this a double dog dare set off this event.

leehwgoc
leehwgoc

Generally speaking, suicide is already an act of cowardice.

And when the individual insists on making a spectacle of it and injures others in the process, it only proves that said individual is *also* extremely selfish.

If you're gonna kill yourself, at least have the dignity to do it in private.

MontyStanford
MontyStanford

NFL needs to go back to leather helmets and prohibition at it's stadiums.

Pat11
Pat11

Hold my beer, watch this!

bartleby'sdog
bartleby'sdog

Incidentally, that's the ugliest sign/billboard I've ever seen.