A college party took a terrible turn during the early hours of Saturday when two students fell four stories from a rooftop party while trying to take a selfie.
WPVI reported that Temple University students were drinking at a rooftop party in North Philadelphia when two 19-year-old women at the gathering allegedly tried to take a selfie. However, they ended up falling off the roof and landed four floors below in an alleyway.
One of the injured females was said to be in critical but stable condition and suffered multiple injuries to the body. The other student reportedly suffered ankle and leg injuries.
The building’s management company stated the rooftop deck has railings and parapet walls, but students do not believe the area is safe. Although the location is a party spot, students revealed that those under the influence could be putting themselves in danger on the rooftop.
“There’s not enough room blocking you from falling off, so if you’re drinking and you run right into it, it’s really easy to slip right off because it only comes to like a little halfway between your knee and hip,” Arnav Johri told the outlet.
Some students were left traumatized from witnessing the fall, but locals are hoping the accident will be a wake-up call for the youth in the area. “To always get the young adults, who are still children at heart, and they have no fear,” neighbor Ada Banks said. “We just hope that someone learns from their example not to be on the roof. It happens all the time.”
The Temple Police are expected to investigate the incident with help from the Philadelphia Police Department.