Arizona personal injury – Elderly man falls 4-feet

Legal news for Arizona personal injury attorneys. An elderly man lost his balance and fell while exiting a plane.

Arizona personal injury lawyers alerts- An elderly man was injured after fall at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport while exiting a US Airways flight.

Phoenix, AZ—An elderly 91-year-old man fell 4-feet to the ground as he tried to exit a small CRJ900 plane at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport on Monday afternoon, December 21, 2009. The elderly man reportedly lost his balance when he fell around 3:30 p.m., as reported by the Arizona Republic.

Robert Collins, 91, reportedly arrived at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport on a US Airways flight 2889 that departed from Bakersfield, California, when he exited from Terminal 4 and lost his balance. As Collins lost his balance, he fell 4-feet to the ground from the jet bridge. Emergency medical services (EMS) teams rushed to the scene to provide medical aid to the elderly man. Collin was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center for further treatment of his injuries by doctors and nurses. He reportedly did not sustain any life-threatening injuries.

The passengers who exited the express flight had to cross over a short plank that linked the airplane to the jet bridge. The plank had rails and nets on either side for safety. But as Collins exited the plane he tripped over a bag as he was standing on the jet bridge. He then fell through a space between the plane and jet bridge that allowed him to fall to the hard ground below.

Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley- Legal news for Arizona personal injury lawyers.

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