JERSEY CITY AND BEYOND – The extremely steep escalator in the Exchange Place PATH station in Jersey City is scary enough without it suddenly reversing direction. But that’s what happened during rush hour this Monday morning.
A video posted on Youtube shows what happened when people started bumping into each other on the crowded device.
The New York Times quoted a Port Authority spokesman as saying the injuries were “mostly bumps, bruises, scrapes” and three people were taken to hospitals.
The video can be viewed here. A police officer was on the scene right away.
The video is so unusual that it has been shown on major TV networks around the Tri-State area.