Video Captures Woman Fall Into Sidewalk Cellar While Texting

PLAINFIELD, N.J. (CBS)– A lot of pedestrians are usually worried about falling through a sidewalk cellar door when it’s closed, but in this case the doors were open.

A woman looking at her phone literally flipped over one of them leaving her with serious injuries.

It happened around noon Thursday in Plainfield, New Jersey.

Video shows that woman walking down the sidewalk

Right before she gets to the open door she looks at her phone  and flips head first into the basement , about six feet below.

Authorities confirmed what the video shows, that the 67-year-old woman appeared to have been distracted by her cell phone.

The woman was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.


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  1. CBS3 your dead to me “Please install the latest Adobe Flash Player Plugin to watch this content” I can watch this on on the web on the WASHINGTON POST, NY DAILY NEWS WITHOUT THE FLASH BS, Get your SH1t together!

    1. Sounds like you are using Chrome Browser. You have to allow flash content per-page. Click on the “i” symbol with the circle around it next to the address bar.
      Set “Flash” to “Always allow on this website”

      Your point about them needing to get their content delivery methods updated is still valid.

  2. How can anyone be this blatantly stupid? Must have been a dumb phone because there was no smartphone in operation.

  3. Joe Burch says:

    This was a nasty spill that probably would not have happened if she were paying attention to her surrounding and not texting. But wait until the ambulance chasing lawyers get their mitts on this unfortunate accident.

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