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Texans Fan Dies At Reliant Stadium After Three-Story Fall From Escalator
Last night at Reliant Stadium in Houston, where the hometown Texans were taking on the Minnesota Vikings in their preseason finale, a 45-year-old man fell from a moving escalator and plunged three stories to the concrete below. He was quickly rushed to Houston’s Memorial Herman Hospital, but it is believed that he was dead on arrival.
Police have not released the man’s name yet. They say the tragic accident was the result of ill-advised horseplay, with witnesses reporting that the man was trying to slide down the outside railing of the escalator when he fell. And, as you would expect, sources say alcohol was a factor.
Sadly, fan deaths at sports stadiums are an all-too-common phenomenon these days. Just last year, Dallas firefighter Shannon Stone fell to his death over a railing at the Texas Rangers game while trying to catch a ball tossed by Josh Hamilton.
In any case, it’s another sad day in Texas. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of the deceased.
Hat Tip – [Last Angry Fan]