911 Transcripts Reveal Natasha Richardson's Serious Condition

March 28, 2009 By:
911 Transcripts Reveal Natasha Richardson's Serious Condition

Just a few hours after Natasha Richardson took a fall while skiing, a 911 call obtained by Canada's Globe and Mail, claim the actress was "disoriented … with signs of confusion, a concussion."

Initially after her fall, Natasha reportedly got up and felt fine. She refused treatment and didn't appear to have any injuries.

Later that afternoon, she suffered from a severe headache and an ambulance was called from her hotel.

At 2:59 p.m., a dispatcher said, "Priority 1" and used the code, "17-Delta-1," which indicated that the situation was then classified as "dangerous."

Medics got Natasha in an ambulance 45 minutes later, and they were on their way to Centre Hospitalier Laurentien.

Just before 4 p.m., the medic described her as "verbal," which meant she was responsive when spoken to, but otherwise drifted off. Her orientation rating was "0," which indicated that she didn't know where she was, what day it was, or what had happened to her. All signs of a serious head injury.

Natasha was later transferred to the Montreal trauma center Hopital du Sacre-Coeur, where a neurologist was reportedly overheard saying that her pupils were unresponsive, a sign of advanced brain damage.

After being transported to New York City's Lenox Hill hospital on March 18, she passed away due to a blunt impact injury to the head. She was 45 years old.