U of I student files lawsuit from injuries suffered in fall while intoxicated

MOSCOW, ID - A University of Idaho student who suffered injuries after drinking at a Delta Chi Fraternity party on campus two years ago is suing the fraternity for negligence.

The student believes the fraternity should pay for the medical bills and emotional damage that resulted from her underage drinking.

On April 9, 2011, 18-year-old Krysta Huft of Sandpoint attended a party at the Delta Chi Fraternity House on the University of Idaho campus. And she's suing the fraternity over what she claims happened that night.

"We became aware of the situation through a family member who had called us and Miss Huft was actually in the hospital at the time," said Moscow Police Department Lieutenant Dave Lehmitz.

Huft was hospitalized after she was found lying on the fraternity's basketball court with a fractured pelvis. She admitted to police that she was drinking shots of vodka and beer at the party.

"She said that she became highly intoxicated and thought that she had blacked out or passed out," said Lehmitz. "And the information that she was telling us was the information that had possibly been told to her as to what took place that evening."

Huft claims that she blacked out and fell from a window on the third story of the house, down 25-30 feet. However the police investigation determined that she fell off a bunk bed, and onto the floor.

"The bunk that she was placed on was approximately five feet off the ground, so the medical professionals believed that her injuries that she sustained were more likely from a five foot fall, versus a 25 or a 30 foot fall," said Lehmitz.

Huft recently filed a civil suit against the fraternity. The suit says that because no one in the fraternity checked Huft's ID, the organization is responsible for the intoxication of an underage person that led to the injury.

KLEW News was unsuccessful in in our attempts to get a comment from the Delta Chi fraternity, but their website lists its basic expectations, including neither abusing nor supporting the abuse of alcohol.

The summons have been issued, and the defendants have been served. Huft filed a suit against both the National Delta Chi organization and the University of Idaho chapter for at least $10,000.