Elderly woman falls from two-story window

PORT RICHMOND - November 6, 2011

It happened overnight on the 2900 block of Jasper Street.

Police say the 69-year-old woman fell from her window and was trapped in her backyard

Around 3:00 a.m. neighbors heard a dog barking and when they went to investigate, they discovered the woman crying out for help.

At first, arriving officers and medics were unable to reach the victim because of a fence blocking access to her property.

Fire crews were called in and were able to cut a hole through the fence to free the woman.

The woman told police she had fallen several hours ago.

The victim was taken to Temple University Hospital in stable condition, for a broken leg and injuries to her face, leg and arm.

The elderly woman's identity has not been released.

Investigators are still not clear how and why she fell.
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