Philadelphia college student dies after falling from 8th floor, landing on pedestrian

January 16, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A woman taking photographs from a downtown Philadelphia building’s eighth-floor window ledge has slipped and fallen to her death, landing on a pedestrian on the sidewalk. The pedestrian survived.

Police say the 18-year-old woman was taking the photos Thursday evening at a building near tony Rittenhouse Square Park. They say as she tried to re-enter the window from the ledge she fell. She was pronounced dead at a hospital.

A woman who was walking on the street below the window and was hit by the falling woman has been hospitalized in stable condition.

Police are investigating what happened.

A New York Daily NEWS article offers further detail.