Woman Sues USC Frat After Drone Falls On Her Head During Party

At a 2012 Glow Party hosted by Pi Kappa Phi. (Via USC Pi Kappa Phi/Facebook)

A woman is suing the USC chapter of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity and an event planning company called Perfect Event Inc., alleging that a drone had fallen on her head during a 2015 party hosted by the frat, reports the Daily Trojan.

Alina Pituch, who according to a 2015 Daily Trojan article is not a student at USC, filed the lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday. The suit pertains to a Pi Kappa Phi “Glow Party” that happened on October 3, 2015 in the frat house’s backyard. The plaintiff claims that, within 20 minutes of arriving at the party, a “heavy object” fell on her head and cause her to bleed “vigorously.” She alleges that she sustained injuries to the back of her head, as well as her left eye, and that she became disoriented immediately after the incident. She was later taken to a hospital by an ambulance, reports City Service News. The suit claims that Pituch had suffered permanent scarring.

Pituch and her lawyers claim that Perfect Event Inc. had been hired to coordinate the event, and to employ someone to pilot a drone that was taking pictures of the party. She is suing both Pi Kappa Phi and Perfect Event Inc. for negligence and premises liability. The university is not named in the suit.

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