Teen falls through skylight at MIT frat house
BOSTON (WHDH) -- An MIT student is recovering in the hospital with serious injuries after he fell four stories through a skylight at the Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity house on Commonwealth Avenue Wednesday night. The student is expected to recover but police are still trying to figure out exactly what happened.
“We saw some police, we saw some people across the street yelling through the windows,” said Alex Rothkrug, student.
Investigators say an 18-year-old male plunged four stories after falling through a skylight on the roof of the building. Police say the MIT student was rushed to the hospital with multiple injuries.
“That’s pretty crazy that it happened a few doors down. I had no idea,” one woman said.
“That’s really sad. We were actually just discussing how they're usually pretty quiet,” said Melissa Ghulman-Smith, a concerned resident.
Police investigating the accident had no comment on whether or not alcohol played a role, but spent most of Thursday interviewing those who were at the fraternity house.
Some said things like this have happened before, adding the injured student is lucky to be alive.
“Frats can be crazy places. Parties, crazy things can happen. Falling through sky lights is one of them,” said Michael Li, student.
MIT said the student suffered non-life-threatening injuries. As for the investigation they're still looking into the circumstances surrounding exactly what happened.