Texting woman seriously hurt after falling through sidewalk access door

PLAINFIELD, New Jersey -- A woman was injured in New Jersey Thursday afternoon when she fell six feet through a sidewalk access door while distracted by her cell phone.

The incident happened just after noon in front of Acme Windows in Plainfield.

Authorities said the 67-year-old woman appeared to be texting when she fell through the open door.

The Plainfield Fire Division extricated the woman from the hole and rushed her to the hospital for treatment of serious injuries.

The access doors were open due to the repair of gas lines in the area.

The victim is listed in serious condition.

NOTE: Raw video credit: Acme Windows via Storyful
Related topics:
Copyright © 2019 WABC-TV. All Rights Reserved.