Official: Wheelchair caused elevator accident

June 8, 2008 10:03:51 PM PDT
A woman in a wheelchair was seriously injured this weekend, in an elevator accident at a casino in Atlantic City. The woman fell 30 feet down an elevator shaft Saturday morning inside the Claridge Tower at Bally's Casino. Her motorized wheelchair tumbled down on top of her.

One official says the woman's wheelchair hit the elevator doors, which forced them to open, even though there was no car there.

The rescue took nearly 45 minutes.

The woman remains hospitalized.


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