Fayette County

State lawmaker provides update on his son, a UK student seriously injured in balcony fall

Corbin Harris
Corbin Harris State Rep. Chris Harris

A Kentucky state representative’s son who fell from a third-floor apartment balcony near the University of Kentucky campus last month remains in a coma, but he’s showing some “positive signs,” his father said.

Corbin Harris, a UK sophomore, fell from a balcony at The Lex off Harrodsburg Road after midnight Aug. 31. He was taken to University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital with “critical injuries,” police said.

In a Monday night Facebook post, Rep. Chris Harris (D-Forest Hills) provided an update on his son.

“He is receiving the very best care from his doctors, nurses and the hospital staff who are doing everything in their power for him,” Rep. Harris said. “While he’s showing some positive signs, only God knows if, and when, he will regain consciousness and what that will be like.”

Harris said he and his wife, Leslie, have never experienced a tragedy like this in their lives.

“There simply aren’t words to express how grateful we are for the outpouring of compassion and care that has been shown to us.”

Police have not said how Harris fell from the balcony but ruled out criminal actions.