A Christ Church student is in a critical condition in hospital
after falling from a first-floor window in Blue Boar Quad. The first year student fell from the 1960s building on
Saturday. The Senior Censor at Christ Church, Dr Judith Pallot,
said that he had “sustained a fall”, although she
stated that no one is thought to have witnessed the accident. She
pointed out that the alarm was at once raised and the student was
“immediately attended to” by college authorities, who
contacted the emergency services. Friends of the student have requested that he remains
anonymous. As a result of the fall, he has suffered serious
injuries. He remains unconscious and in a critical condition. A Christ Church undergraduate told Cherwell that she feared
his condition was “critical”. “I think it’s
very worrying that such a serious accident could happen to a
student here,” she said. JCR President, Jonathan Edwards, said that he was not in a
position to comment on the accident and felt that it was
inappropriate to provide any further information as he did not
“know all the facts”. He was keen to emphasise that
“the college and the JCR are doing all they can to support
his friends and that our thoughts are with the student and his
family”.ARCHIVE: 4th week TT 2004