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Video: Two Injured after SUV Falls down Manhattan Elevator Shaft

Vehicle fell from the fifth floor and landed upside-down.


 
 

| Tuesday, July 17, 2012


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SUV Plunges Down Manhattan Elevator Shaft

Lift was missing when attendant drove the Lexis off the fifth floor.
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NEW YORK (AP) — New York City fire officials say an SUV plunged about 40 feet down an elevator shaft at a Manhattan garage, injuring two people.

WCBS-TV says a parking attendant pulled the SUV into an elevator on the 5th floor — but the lift wasn't there. The vehicle fell to the first floor and landed upside-down.

The attendant in the vehicle and another in the elevator were hurt. Both are in stable condition at New York Weill-Cornell Medical Center.

Alex Spatt, of Manhattan, was on his way to a gym next door when he saw firefighters pull the car out. He says the roof was badly crushed.

The cause of the Tuesday morning accident at a Hertz garage at 76th Street and First Avenue is under investigation.





SUV Plunges Down Manhattan Elevator Shaft


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