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IU freshman on life support after tragic accident

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BLOOMINGTON – An Indiana University freshman from Zionsville is on life support after falling down a flight of stairs.

University police say the 19 year old was at a house party at the time, but, no call for help was made until several hours later!

Police say the accident happened at an off campus house, very close to campus in the predawn hours Friday, but it was almost 8 o’clock in the morning when the first call for help came in.

“Definitely the message that we want to get out is to call us immediately, as soon as there is a problem,” says IU interim police chief Laury Flint.

The investigation in to this problem revealed…that didn’t happen. Chief Flint says the girl fell down the stairs to the basement sometime between one and two in the morning Friday. 7:48 a.m. is when the first call, reporting the girl unresponsive, was made. When seconds count, police say, don’t wait…

“Once we got the call, we were there in three minutes, the ambulance was there in four,” says Chief Flint.

Investigators say there was a house party going on, and believe that this was an accident, but don’t know if alcohol played a role in it.

This week was when students moved on to campus, starting new chapters in their lives. The 19 year old moved in to her dorm on Monday, and news spread to fellow student Jordan Brock. He says he saw the girl just a few hours before the accident happened.

“We were walking around, and we saw her and it was just kind of weird to have somebody we just saw couple of hours or so ya know,” says Brock.

“It’s supposed to be the best time of our lives, it’s a really sad story.”