Report: Fan injures brain in fall at Ravens game

This is becoming a serious and unwelcome trend in the NFL.

On Nov. 24, a fan fell from the upper deck of Ralph Wilson Stadium during a Buffalo Bills game, landing on and injuring a fan below.

This past Sunday came reports that a woman jumped 45 feet from the upper deck at O.Co Coliseum in Oakland, only to have her fall broken in an apparent suicide attempt by a bystander. At present, the man who broke the fall is expected to recover; the woman who jumped is listed in critical condition.

But that was not the only incident of a fan injured in a fall at an NFL stadium in Week 12.

In Baltimore, a 48-year-old man slipped and fell on steps in the upper deck of M&T Bank Stadium, according to the Baltimore Sun. Dan Clark of Ferndale, Md., fell to the bottom of a staircase late in the first half of Sunday’s game, reportedly suffering injuries to his head in the fall.


The story said he was in "serious condition"€ at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center and was to undergo brain surgery Sunday night.

According to the story:

In the incident in Buffalo, both men involved were briefly hospitalized and released.

On the NFL’s opening day this year, a fan died from a fall off a pedestrian overpass outside Candlestick Park in San Francisco, and two others were injured when a railing collapsed at the Colts’ game against the Raiders in Indianapolis.

—The Associated Press contributed to this report