Six people injured after escalator malfunctions and starts going in REVERSE during rush hourVideo LoadingVideo UnavailableClick to playTap to playThe video will start in8CancelPlay now Six people have been injured after an escalator malfunctioned and started going in REVERSE. Panicked commuters found themselves leaping on to the handrail and holding on for dear life as the escalator suddenly started to speed up and go backwards. The incident, caught on a mobile phone camera from a passer-by on an adjacent escalator, shows some trying to desperately scramble up the stairs while cries of stop, stop, stop can be heard. As the camerman reaches the bottom of his escalator a pile of people can be seen at the bottom of the stairs. A train rider described what happened to Gothamist saying: Well this morning I’m about 2/3rs of the way up the escalator (and anyone familiar with it knows it is a LONG escalator) - when suddenly the escalator stops and starts moving in reverse. An杏彩快乐十分代理申请
d then it starts picking up speed, until its moving backwards at an incredibly high rate of speed. Faster than I ever thought an escalator could move. Suddenly there are about 20 to 30 people piled up at the bottom of the escalator because people couldn’t get out of the way fast enough. An investigation has been launched into what caused the fault at the Downtown PATH station in Jersey City. A spokesman for the Port Authority said: Fortunately none of the injuries are life-threatening.