(CBS) — Another signal that spring is approaching – the thawing of Chicago skyscrapers means ice falling downtown.
A walk through the Loop this morning ended in the emergency room for a suburban man after he was hit by a piece of ice from of a building near Washington and Wells.
Dan Curry, spokesman for Republican US Senate Candidate Doug Truax, says he was walking to meet his boss at about 7:45 a.m. when he was hit in the head.
The impact didn’t hurt right away, Curry says, but it did cause him to stagger a bit and he start bleeding a lot.
He went by ambulance to the emergency room at Northwestern Memorial, where staffers said he had a bad cut but didn’t need stitches.
So with gauze rapped around his head and blood stains on his shirt and coat , Curry was back out on the sidewalk – saying it’s hard to avoid falling ice.
Curry thanks the good samaritans who stopped to help him as he waited for the ambulance.
Through the power of social media, he found the woman who compressed his gaping head wound …
Her name is Nadine and Dan Curry said she was a “hero” on Twitter. She replied not a hero, but she lost a pair of wool gloves,