BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (WISH) - An Indiana University freshman is in critical condition at a local hospital Friday afternoon after the student fell down a flight of stairs early Friday morning.
Laury Flint, interim chief of the IU police department in Bloomington, says around 1 or 2 a.m. Friday morning, the 19-year-old female, fell down a flight of stairs in a house on campus, in the 800 block of North Park Avenue. Her name was not immediately released.
Police were not called until 7:48 a.m. for an unresponsive female. Flint says she doesn’t know why police weren’t called until later.
Zionsville native was taken to IU Health Bloomington in critical condition. Flint says she doesn’t know the extent of her injuries although she says the student suffered a head injury.
"Regardless of the situation, if someone is in need of help, they need to call for help immediately,” Flint said.
Police say they don’t suspect foul play and are unsure if alcohol plays a factor in the accident.
Witnesses told police they did not see her fall although they heard her fall.
It is believed the student moved in a freshman dorm on Monday. Students were able to move into the dorms on Sunday. Classes begin Monday.
The investigation is ongoing.
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