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Family Of Woman Injured In Fall Down Fenway Elevator Shaft Releases Statement

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Elisabeth Scotland was seriously injured when she fell down an elevator shaft at Fenway Park on May 16. (Scotland Family Photo)

Elisabeth Scotland was seriously injured when she fell down an elevator shaft at Fenway Park on May 16. (Scotland Family Photo)

BOSTON (CBS) — The family of the woman critically injured after falling down a Fenway Park elevator shaft Friday night, is asking for privacy as their daughter continues to receive care at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

The family of Elisabeth Scotland said in a statement released Tuesday through a Boston lawyer, their daughter’s prognosis is uncertain.

“The Scotland family appreciates the many expressions of concern and support that have come from the Boston community and the Red Sox organization. They acknowledge with gratitude the outpouring of love and support from their South Jersey community. They want to thank the Boston Police and Fire Departments for their response to this event. They appreciate as well the exceptional care that Lizzy is receiving at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. At this time Lizzy continues to receive medical and surgical care and attention at Beth Israel; her condition is serious and her prognosis is uncertain. The family requests that both the media and general public respect their privacy at this time. While more information will follow at a later date, the family will have no further comment at this time.

Scotland fell two stories from the fourth floor inside the elevator shaft, landing on top of an elevator on the second floor. State inspectors suggested Monday, the elevator doors were somehow smashed open by a force greater than 225 pounds. Scotland of New Jersey, had just graduated from Boston University and was with her father when she fell.

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