Tregg Smith, the man accused of hurling his drinking companion out of a fifth-story window to the pavement below, is back in court today facing attempted murder and assault charges.
In that scary, Oct. 2009 incident, both the victim and a female witness claim that Smith, then 40, pushed the victim with both hands out of a large bay window at 776 Bush Street. The victim then plummeted roughly 25 feet before deflecting off a tree, which slowed his fall. He escaped, somewhat miraculously, with only a broken arm and dislocated shoulder after an indirect 50-foot fall. Falls of five stories are almost always fatal, incidentally, so hitting that tree likely saved the victim's life.