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Woman Dies After Fall from Ballston Parking Garage

by ARLnow.com — March 19, 2012 at 10:46 am 8,681 8 Comments

A woman died Saturday after falling from the parking garage at Ballston Common Mall.

The woman fell from an unknown level of the parking structure and landed on the sidewalk on the N. Randolph Street side of the garage. The woman was transported to a local hospital, where she was pronounced dead, according to Arlington County Police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck. The incident remains under investigation.

The incident happened around 5:25 p.m. on Saturday, as St. Patrick’s Day revelers were heading to local bars. Several passersby witnessed the fall, we’re told.

This is the second time in the past two years that someone has fallen to their death from the county-owned public parking garage.

  • nunya

    horrible.

  • http://purple.purple.com/purple.html PUP

    very sad. i assume this is a suicide rather than an accidental fall? i’ve never been up there, not sure if it’s easy to fall or what not.

  • HayCaramba

    Do we know the outcome of the investigation from the previous one?

  • Numbers Sense

    Very unsafe up at the top of this structure… often see young adults and kids up top hanging out and, frankly, a number of them are near the edge of the structure and it is an accident waiting to happen…

    Senseless.

  • NrNy2ArlVa

    If she fell from an unknown level of the garage, then who is to say she fell, she could of jumped or even been pushed.

  • Tabs

    Well, I thought that media don’t allow comments for suicides, so perhaps not.

    What is the deal with that parking garage, though, is it cursed?

    • http://www.arlnow.com ARLnow.com

      The cause of the fall has not yet been released by police.

  • JimPB

    A day and a half since the death, and no name, only gender.

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