Woman leaps to her death from an 18th-floor rooftop bar in Midtown Manhattan crashing onto a bus

A woman during a night out at a rooftop bar of a hotel in Manhattan took a fatal plunge from the 18-story building on Saturday.

Olga Baird, 47, jumped from the Monarch Rooftop Bar & Indoor Lounge at the Courtyard by Marriott in Herald Square, striking the top of an empty MTA bus before ultimately hitting the pavement, according to the New York Post.

Baird was declared dead at the scene after hitting the bus hard enough to leave behind a significant dent on the roof of the vehicle.

The woman leaped from the top of the Courtyard by Marriott, located at 71 W. 35th Street at Herald Square in Manhattan on Saturday night

The woman leaped from the top of the Courtyard by Marriott, located at 71 W. 35th Street at Herald Square in Manhattan on Saturday night

The woman leaped from the top of the Courtyard by Marriott, located at 71 W. 35th Street at Herald Square in Manhattan on Saturday night

The Monarch Rooftop Bar & Indoor Lounge is on top of the the Courtyard by Marriott building, and was where Olga Baird and her husband were before her fatal plunge

The Monarch Rooftop Bar & Indoor Lounge is on top of the the Courtyard by Marriott building, and was where Olga Baird and her husband were before her fatal plunge

The Monarch Rooftop Bar & Indoor Lounge is on top of the the Courtyard by Marriott building, and was where Olga Baird and her husband were before her fatal plunge

Her husband who was with her at the bar told authorities his wife suffered depression and was on medication, the Post reported.

Police said that they do not believe foul play had a part in her death. 

The bar describes itself as rising ‘hundreds of feet above West 35th Street’ in Herald Square, and images show tall glass barriers that could prevent an accidental fall.

Glass barriers in photos of the venue suggest an accidental fall from the height would be difficult

Glass barriers in photos of the venue suggest an accidental fall from the height would be difficult

Glass barriers in photos of the venue suggest an accidental fall from the height would be difficult

 

 

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