Rep. Janna Taylor, R-Dayton, was transported by ambulance suffering a nasty fall on the barrel vault steps in the capitol rotunda. Taylor appeared to strike her head and was bleeding when emergency crews arrived. Witnesses said Taylor appeared to “misstep” while descending the large marble stairscase.
Rep. Wendy Warburton, R-Havre, was walking with Taylor when the accident occurred. Warburton said Rep. Randy Brodehl, R-Kalispell, was walking up the stairs at the time the accident occurred and stopped Taylor from falling all they way down.
“He was the real hero,” Warburton said.
According to witnesses, Taylor, who was bleeding severely, never lost consciousness. The extent of her injuries is not known at this time.
UPDATE 1-6-2011, 2:34 p.m.: A friend just overheard someone in the hallway say Rep. Taylor broke her nose. Hopefully her injuries are not as serious as they appear to be. When I have more definitive information on her condition and expected return to the capitol I’ll let you know.