Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.

This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.


USC Freshman Falls From 6th Floor Dorm Room Window, Had Partied at Halloween Rave

Birnkrant Residential College, where the accident happened (Photo by toastycakes via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr)
Before you
Dear reader, we're asking you to help us keep local news available for all. Your tax-deductible financial support keeps our stories free to read, instead of hidden behind paywalls. We believe when reliable local reporting is widely available, the entire community benefits. Thank you for investing in your neighborhood.

An 18-year-old University of Southern California freshman was seriously injured early Monday morning after he fell from his sixth floor dorm room window, according to LA Now. This morning, details about the events leading up to the mishap are coming to light, including the fact that the student, "identified in an email sent to some of the dorm’s residents as Jackson Roddy," had been at a two-day Halloween-themed rave, reports CBS.

Roddy had attended the "Hard Haunted Mansion 2010" event at the Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall. An investigator says "it appeared that the student had consumed alcohol, marijuana and the psychotropic drug Ecstasy," during the course of his "hard partying," according to the Times. However, "officials emphasized that they have not determined a direct connection between the event and the student's fall."

The student "suffered multiple broken bones and internal injuries," in his fall, which happened while his roommate was sleeping. Roddy "was listed Tuesday in critical condition at a local hospital."