The Yale community is deeply saddened by the tragic vehicle accident that occurred at a Yale Bowl parking lot this morning (Nov. 19).
One person (a woman who was not a Yale student or affiliate nor believed to be a Harvard affiliate) was killed. Two other individuals were injured; one (a Yale School of Management student) is in stable condition, and the other is likely to be released from the hospital.
Yale extends our sympathies and prayers to the family of the woman who was killed and hopes for the speedy recovery of the two women hurt. Our thoughts are also with those who witnessed or were affected by this tragic accident.
The Yale Police Department responded to the accident and is assisting the New Haven Police Department, which is conducting an investigation. Yale Athletics and the Yale College Dean's Office will be undertaking a full review of the policies and regulations relating to tail-gating before athletics events.
Our efforts now focus on providing any support needed to the members of our community and to our many guests from Cambridge and elsewhere. Yale Mental Health Services counselors have been alerted and are available 24 hours a day, and the Yale Chaplain's Office is also available to provide counseling and support.
Release from YaleNews, http://news.yale.edu/2011/11/19/community-mourns-tragic-accident-yale-bowl