Local Woman Seriously Hurt in Fenway Elevator Shaft Fall [UPDATE]
What was supposed to be a night of celebration, ended in tragedy and confusion.
Lizzy Scotland of Brigantine had just graduated from Boston University. She and her Dad decided to go to a Boston Red Sox game at Fenway Park. After the game, they got on an elevator, and later, the elevator shaft doors somehow opened prematurely.
Update: According to the Press of Atlantic City, 'A Massachusetts official said extreme force against the bottom of the door actually broke the fasteners and the metal backup safety system that held the doors in place. That created a gap through which Scotland fell two stories Friday night. Meanwhile, Scotland’s family said she remains hospitalized in serious condition and her prognosis is uncertain.'
In a statement from the Scotland family:
'The Scotland family appreciates the many expressions of concern and support that have come from the Boston community and the Red Sox organization. They acknowledge with gratitude the outpouring of love and support from their South Jersey community. They want to thank the Boston Police and Fire Departments for their response to this event. They appreciate as well the exceptional care that Lizzy is receiving at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
At this time Lizzy continues to receive medical and surgical care and attention at Beth Israel; her condition is guarded and her prognosis is uncertain. The family requests that both the media and general public respect their privacy at this time. While more information will follow at a later date, the family will have no further comment at this time. (Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed)