Punch caught on video leaves New Jersey teen fighting for her life

A young New Jersey woman caught on video being punched in the face is in a hospital fighting for her life, according to reports.

The Newark Star-Ledger reported Friday that the video posted on social media shows Emily Rand, 19, of South Amboy, getting hit with the punch after she takes a swing at a man.

The paper reported that Rand was knocked to the ground and fractured her skull. The incident happened last weekend in the middle of a street near a Rutgers University fraternity house in New Brunswick.


Rand underwent surgery Thursday to reduce bleeding in her brain, her aunt told the paper Friday.

Debbie O’Connor said her niece isn’t making progress.

“Not yet,” she told the paper. “No improvement at all. She’s still heavily sedated.”

The New Brunswick Police Department is looking for Rand’s assailant who fled the scene.

“We’re talking to everyone who was there,” Police Capt. Joseph Miller told New Brunswick Patch.