_(Photos) College Freshman Falls 8 Stories To Her Death While Taking Selfies Out Of Dorm Window

A college freshman falls 8 stories to her death while taking selfies out of dorm window. The freshman even struck a passing Philadelphia pedestrian while falling. Read more on the crazy story after the jump!

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The Temple University college freshman, Rebecca Kim, 18, died just minutes after falling out of a dorm window while trying to take pictures. The young teen fell eight stories onto a busy Philadelphia sidewalk. She suffered severe head trauma. The incident is being labeled as an accident by police. While falling to her death, Kim struck a pedestrian who was a 44-year-old woman. The woman broke a vertebrae and had several teeth knocked out, but she is expected to live. Authorities stated that as the Temple University freshman was falling she slammed into the woman who was walking along side Chestnut Street in Philadelphia, which sent both of them to the ground. Kim was visiting two friends from the Art Institute of Philadelphia, in the Rittenhouse Square section of Center City when she leaned out the dorm room window to take photos.

Police are planning to interview all the witnesses, including those who where inside the room with the teen before she died. Witness Isis Alize says,“It definitely gives you a reality check, make you wanna call your friends and family and just tell them that you love them because you just saw somebody die right in front of you.” Rebecca Kim graduated last June from Wissahickon High School in the Philadelphia suburb of Ambler and she was a pre-pharmacy student at Temple. Temple University said in a statement, “our thoughts and prayers are with her (Kim’s) family and friends.”