Red Sox Issue Statement After Fan Falls Down Fenway Elevator Shaft

A day after a 22-year-old woman fell two stories down an elevator shaft near the end of Friday night’s game at Fenway Park, the Red Sox released a statement on Saturday afternoon that shed no new light on the incident.

A young woman suffered serious injuries shortly after the conclusion of last night’s game at Fenway Park. Various Red Sox personnel responded immediately and worked alongside the Boston Police Department, Boston Fire Department, and Emergency Medical Services to address the situation. She was transported to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center where she is being treated.

The Massachusetts Department of Public Safety and the Boston Police Department are working to determine exactly what happened.

Due to the ongoing investigation, and out of respect for the family of the young woman who was injured, the Red Sox will have no further comment at this time.

According to the Globe, the woman fell from the fourth floor and landed on top of the elevator car, which was stopped on the second floor. A spokesman for the Boston Fire Department told the paper it was not immediately known how the woman fell through the doors and into the shaft, but officials are not investigating it as a criminal incident, believing it to be an accident.
As the investigation continues, the elevator will remain closed Saturday, when the Red Sox host the Tigers again.


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