Extremely sad and scary news from CBS today:
A 37-year-old man was killed as he tried to escape a stuck elevator in Brooklyn early Friday morning.
The victim with a group of people in the elevator of an upscale building located at 156 Hope St. in Williamsburg shortly before 4:30 a.m. when it suddenly dropped nearly three feet, 1010 WINS’ Roger Stern reported.
The man tried to climb out through the open doors, but the elevator moved again and crushed him, Stern reported.
“All of a sudden the elevator just drops and then shoots straight up; it was so fast,” a woman who was in the elevator at the time of the incident told CBS2’s Steve Langford. “As it went down, he tried to jump out because the doors were still open, and it shot straight up. When it shot straight up it took his body with him.”