By Danny Schrafel
A Northport woman escaped serious injury Sunday after taking a two-story fall off of the awning of her Scudder Avenue apartment building, village police said.
The woman, 37, who was airlifted from the Laurel Avenue School to Stony Brook University Medical Center, suffered a broken arm and a leg and checked out of the hospital the next day on June 8, according to Police Chief Ric Bruckenthal.
The incident occurred at 10:46 p.m. on Sunday, according to police records.
According to Bruckenthal, the woman climbed out her window and “tried to sit on her awning,” which is between the first and second stories of the structure.
“She went on the awning to get some air, and she fell off of that,” Bruckenthal said.
Alcohol and drugs were involved, according to the chief – and he thinks her apparently inebriated state saved her from more serious injury.
“The ability to be very loose when you’ve been imbibing in certain things helps,” he commented.
Village police attempted to visit her at Stony Brook on Monday, but she had already signed herself out, Bruckenthal said.
“She was literally walking out of the hospital. So, so much for serious injuries,” he said.