Archive for Tuesday, January 11, 2005

KU student injured in fall begins rehab

January 11, 2005


A Kansas University freshman injured in a fall from a campus-area roof more than two months ago has entered physical rehabilitation, a hospital spokesman said today.

Sara Anne Driessel has been at University of Kansas Hospital, Kansas City, Kan., since Oct. 24, when she fell from the second-story roof of a friend's home at 1045 Tenn. She was discharged today from the hospital's regular nursing unit and sent to a rehab unit in the hospital, spokesman Bob Hallinan said.

Hallinan mistakenly said earlier today that Driessel had been discharged from the hospital.

The fall happened about 3:40 a.m. after Driessel went out onto the home's flat roof to smoke, police said. Police would not say whether alcohol was a factor in the fall.

Neighbors said the home on Tennessee Street, owned by the parents of a KU student, frequently was the site of loud parties.

For more on this story, see the 6News reports at 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Sunflower Broadband's channel 6 and pick up a copy of Wednesday's Journal-World.

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