Woman on cellphone videotaped falling into basement

Posted at 1:00 PM, Jun 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-09 14:19:38-04

PLAINFIELD, NJ (WCBS/CNN) - A woman looking at her cellphone while walking down a street tripped over an open cellar door and fell into a basement. 

Surveillance video showed the 67-year-old woman tumble head first into the basement about six feet below. She suffered serious injuries. 


Minutes before she fell, a crew from PSE&G, an energy company, went downstairs through the cellar doors. 

Quickly, stunned passersby, the workers in the cellar and a police officer came to the scene.

Soon fire crews removed the woman from the basement on a stretcher. 

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