Penn Student Sustains Brain Injury After Falling From Campus Building

Sophomore engineering and Wharton student Mason Mings is reportedly recovering in his hometown.


The Riepe College House via iStock/f11photo

A rising sophomore at the University of Pennsylvania suffered a traumatic brain injury after falling 25 to 30 feet from a campus building earlier this month.

According to the student-run Daily Pennsylvanian, Mason Mings, an engineering and Wharton student, fell from the second story of the Riepe College House, located at 310 S. 36th Street, on May 11th. 

Mings is reportedly recovering at a rehabilitation center in his hometown of Houston.

A GoFundMe page created to help cover Mings’s medical bills has received more than $48,000 in donations so far. According to the page, Mings suffered “numerous cranial fractures to his frontal parietal, both temporal, clivus bones and various fracture to his skull base” and a right frontal epidural hematoma.

Mings’s mother, Kara Mings, told the DP that the family is “determined for Mason to return to the University of Pennsylvania when fully recovered.”

A spokesperson for Penn could not immediately comment on the fall or offer further details.

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