Hillary Clinton Slips and Falls in Bathtub, Fractures Wrist While Traveling India

Above, Clinton arriving in Jodhpur on Tuesday just before the fall image via Getty Images

Earlier this week during Hillary Clinton’s visit to Jodphur, India she slipped and fell in a bathtub,  fracturing her wrist. Clinton was staying at the five-star resort Umaid Bhawan Palace when the accident occurred.

According to reports the 70-year-old former secretary of the state was taken to a nearby hospital and underwent a CT scan and x-ray confirming the hairline fracture. Clinton has since been discharged and is continuing to travel, but did have to cancel her plans to visit the Mehrangarh Fort Wednesday evening.

Not First Fall For The Former First Lady 

Hillary also slipped during her trip while walking down a large eroded stone staircase, twice. Luckily, she was accompanied on each side while walking down the stairs, catching her before she fell. Clinton eventually removed her sandals while being held on each arm by the two men. Hillary also suffered a concussion after falling and striking her head after fainting from dehydration in back in 2012.

Slip, Trip, and Fall Injuries Increasing in U.S.

Slips, trips, and falls are the number one reason for emergency room visits in the U.S. having over 9 million cases annually according to the Center for Disease Control, costing the economy $150 billion dollars in GOP. Fall Injuries are also the leading cause of death in the eldery. Slip, Trip, And Fall expert, author Thom Disch says the time is now to focus on preventing fall injuries.

Start Fall Prevention Early

“We’ve got a big problem on our hands. People are falling and hurting themselves more than ever, and for an aging population who wants to remain independent, fall prevention measures need to be taken long before an accident happens,” Disch explained, “Having a greater awareness to our surroundings and our own balance is the first step in avoiding a fall injury. Then, ensuring those surroundings are safe for your individual needs.”

What You Can Do To Prevent Fall Injuries

  • Wear the proper footwear for the activity you are planning to do  Read More Here
  • Install grab bars in the bathroom and throughout the home
  • Making sure what you need on a daily basis is easily accessible
  • Drink enough water throughout the day to stay hydrated
  • Take tai chi, pilates or yoga classes to increase your balance
  • pay close attention to the side effects of your medications Read More Here

Hillary has since left Jodphur for the next stop of her trip, Jaipur, on a chartered plane Thursday morning, according to DNA India. For more information on fall prevention visit www.stoptheslip.com

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