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Posted on Mon, Jan 16, 2012 : 4:23 p.m.

U-M student injured in fall at Cancer Center is released from hospital

By Lee Higgins

A University of Michigan student who was injured early Friday morning as he climbed down from a roof at the U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center was released from the hospital Sunday afternoon, university police spokeswoman Diane Brown said today.

The 20-year-old student, who is from St. Clair Shores, was released from U-M Hospital to his family members, Brown said.

Police said he was injured about 1:15 a.m. Friday after he climbed down from a second-floor roof, dropped 10 to 15 feet onto a glass overhang, slipped and struck his head on the overhang. He suffered head trauma and was in critical condition when authorities brought him into the building on East Medical Center Drive after breaking out a window.

Police are investigating what he was doing on the roof. He appears to have accessed it from an adjacent parking structure. Police said he attended an off-campus party prior to the accident, but declined to say whether he had been drinking.



Tue, Jan 17, 2012 : 1:25 p.m.

He is a lucky young man. Falling from as low as 10ft. can be deadly if one lands wrong.


Tue, Jan 17, 2012 : 12:38 a.m.

AND?! There is nothing new about this article.


Tue, Jan 17, 2012 : 2:19 a.m.

He was released from the hospital. That's new. I, for one, am glad that he has improved to the point where it was deemed medically safe for him to be released to his family.

Ann English

Mon, Jan 16, 2012 : 11:49 p.m.

Wow. To be in critical condition Friday, released from the hospital NOW? Usually when I hear someone's taken to the hospital in critical condition, he or she is put into the ICU. You've just stimulated interest in more details for how this happened: will it become a testimony to the UM Hospital? For the student's specific injury? If both, tell us all in no uncertain terms, DO NOT ATTEMPT TO DO THIS YOURSELF.


Mon, Jan 16, 2012 : 9:37 p.m.

Out of curiosity, have you spoken with the police since your last article on this? I ask because Fox 2 News said 'alcohol is believed to be a factor'. <a href="" rel='nofollow'></a>

Jojo B

Tue, Jan 17, 2012 : 2:34 a.m.

Sadly, I never rely on this site to get too in depth on any story. They should just link to Freep, ClickOnDetroit, and MyFoxDetroit articles and be done with it.


Tue, Jan 17, 2012 : 12:02 a.m.

One of these days I would like to proven wrong but, in my experience on this website, Lee Higgins never responds to questions from commenters.