|SSU student suffers head injury in fall
Horseplay, alcohol involved in accident at Allegro Student Apartments in Rohnert Park
A Sonoma State University student who fell three stories from a Rohnert Park apartment building early Sunday morning was listed in fair condition as of Wednesday, Oct. 17.
The student, 19-year-old Tyler Glenn, suffered a serious head injury after falling an estimated 20 feet and hitting his head on the pavement. The accident occurred at the Allegro Student Apartments at 8025 Beverly Drive, according to the Rohnert Park Dept. of Public Safety. Glenn, according to neighbors, is a baseball player at SSU.
Glenn, according to the RPDPS, climbed over a wooden railing outside the apartment when the two wooden slats he was holding onto broke. His roommate, who was standing outside, made the 911 call at 12:50 a.m.
RPDPS said Glenn, originally from Galt, was semi-conscious when police and fire personnel arrived on the scene. First aid was administered to Glenn before he was transported by paramedics to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital.
Sgt. Jeff Nicks, according to a report on KGO-TV, watched a video of the fall.
“At one point in the video you see a dark subject that evidently fell, broke the railing that's here and basically landed where we're standing right now,” Nicks said.
Glenn indicated to RPDPS officers he had been consuming alcohol, but Nicks, who is leading the investigation, said he couldn’t indicate how much Glenn had been drinking. He also said RPDPS does not plan to do a toxicology report on Glenn. A RPDPS news release attributed the fall to horseplay and alcohol use. Nicks said it was a preventable accident and saw no evidence of foul play.
The apartment complex is known for having loud, alcohol-induced parties because the majority of its residents are college students.
Glenn was named by the Galt Herald as the Male Athlete of the Year for the 2011-12 school year. He was a two-sport athlete (basketball was his other sport) at Galt High School. He batted .474 with 35 runs scored and 32 RBI during his senior year.