Fatal Fall from a 7th floor balcony to an apartment pool deck in downtown Arlington Heights.
Arlington Heights Police Department police officers and Arlington Heights Fire Department firefighter/paramedics responded about 1:56 p.m. to a report that an unidentified woman had fallen at the Hancock Square at Arlington Station apartments, 200 North Arlington Heights Road in Arlington Heights, Illinois. Initial 911 calls reported the unidentified woman had fallen from an apartment balcony and was unconscious in the rear courtyard area near the apartment complex pool.
Arlington Heights police and firefighter/paramedics arrived on-scene and provided emergency medical attention to the victim. As part of their life-saving efforts, Arlington Heights Fire Department firefighter/paramedics transported the woman to Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights. Upon arrival at the Northwest Community Hospital Emergency Department, the victim could not be resuscitated, and emergency room personnel formally pronounced the victim dead.
No other people were injured at the scene of the fall.
The victim has been identified; however, police have only released that she is a 65 year-old woman who lived alone at the Hancock Square Apartments, pending notification of relatives.
Through the course of the at-scene investigation, police officers were able to determine the victim fell from the balcony of her apartment (#715). The victim landed approximately 57 feet below her apartment unit in the courtyard of the complex. The cause of the fall was initially unknown. The victim’s balcony was in good condition, with no apparent damage and proper handrails were in place.
While the case remains under investigation with the Cook
County Medical Examiner’s Office, the Arlington Heights Police Department has no reason to believe any criminal act preceded the victim’s fall; no suspicion of “foul play” existed.
The courtyard of the Hancock Square Apartments was closed throughout the duration of the investigation and will remain closed until Friday August 30th, 2019, pursuant to apartment management’s choosing, according to Arlington Heights Police Department.
Eleven months ago a 78 year-old woman fell from a window on the other side of the same apartment complex onto a sidewalk by Miner Street on Saturday September 29, 2019 about 11:33 a.m.
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