Granted it's still hot out and feels like summer, but it's also the start of football season. Football season is supposed to be fun, but one bad move could spell trouble. One fan suffered the ultimate consequence at the Georgia Dome on Friday evening when he fell from the upper level onto another fan. Unfortunately, he died today from his injuries.
Isaac Grub, a 20-year-old from Tennessee, was enjoying the Tennessee-North Carolina State game on Friday evening when he fel on another man sitting in the mezzanine area of the stadium. The man fell about 35 feet and appeared to have died from blunt force trauma, according to the medical examiner. The other man was apparently treated at a local hospital, but authorities say they have no further information about that man's identity or his condition.
Sadly, this isn't the first time someone has fallen during a football game. The incident follows another whereby a 25-year-old fan fell 60 feet from a fifth-floor escalator at Reliant Stadium in Houston. That man also died from his injuries. In the Georgia Dome incident, Grubb was apparently drinking from 5 p.m. until the start of the game. Authorities say that they are waiting to hear all of the results back from the medical examiner before making a determination about how much of a factor alcohol was in the accident. Remember, enjoy tailgating and football season, but always use your best judgement when consuming alcohol–it could cost you your life.
recently named in the 2009 edition of Best Lawyer's In America, David Mittleman has been representing seriously injured people since 1985. A partner with Church Wyble PC—a division of Grewal Law PLLC—Mr. Mittleman and his partners focus on medical malpractice, wrongful death, car accidents, slip and falls, nursing home injury, pharmacy/pharmacist negligence and disability claims.