INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Two football fans were injured Sunday after the Colts defeated Oakland 21-17.
According to a release from Lucas Oil Stadium, the fans fell from Section 148 onto the Raiders' field tunnel as members of the team were exiting the field.
They received immediate attention by IU Health medical personnel.
Officials say one fan was checked out at Lucas Oil and released. The other fan was transported to IU Health Methodist Hospital as a precaution for evaluation.
The injuries did not appear to be serious, officials say.
The fall has shaken up a life long Colts fan.
While Lucas Oil Stadium says it's still investigating the incident, a season ticket holder says the fans were leaning against the railing and it collapsed.
A season ticket holder, who didn't want his name used, says he was there when it happened. His seat was eye level to where the fans landed. He says knowing how easily the railing snapped it could have been worse.
“That railing broke with those guys. Lets be generous and say 500 pounds, well that's 500 pounds of weight there's actually five seats in that section if you have five people leaning against that and that whole stadium is built that way,” says a witness to the fall. “The engineers dropped the ball, obviously you got two guys leaning over and the thing collapses? That's horrible.”
The ticket holder says the fans actually fell on two Raiders' teammates. However the season ticket holder said they both walked away from the scene.
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