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SarasotaRepub
06-08-2008, 10:21 AM
:D

Ok...this is NOT the way to get to the Casino. (http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/C/CASINO_ELEVATOR_MISHAP?SITE=FLTAM&SECTION=US)



ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- A woman in a motorized wheelchair slammed into a hotel elevator, forcing the doors to open, and then fell about 30 feet down the shaft early Saturday, a city fire official said.

It took firefighters about 45 minutes to rescue the woman at the Claridge Tower at Bally's Atlantic City. The woman, who was not identified, was "extremely fortunate" to be alive, Battalion Chief Michael Mooney said.



And it's not Florida!!!

LogansPapa
06-08-2008, 10:24 AM
Natural selection defeated once again. Too bad.:(

SaintLouieWoman
06-08-2008, 10:28 AM
:D

Ok...this is NOT the way to get to the Casino. (http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/C/CASINO_ELEVATOR_MISHAP?SITE=FLTAM&SECTION=US)




And it's not Florida!!!

She just didn't want to waste time getting to those slots!!! Can you imagine her with the chair in the grocery store? :eek::D I wouldn't want to be the one getting in front of her at the checkout line.

Vepr
06-08-2008, 12:26 PM
That must have been one kick ass motorized wheel chair to force open elevator doors. :eek:

BSR
06-08-2008, 01:16 PM
I hope she can still never walk again.


Poor woman.. :(

LibraryLady
06-08-2008, 01:32 PM
The doors closed, leaving her outside the elevator, but when her heavy motorized scooter made contact, the doors apparently opened even though the car had already ascended, Atlantic City Fire Department Battalion Chief Michael Mooney said

Sounds like there was a malfunctioning door.


Two casino workers trying to rescue the woman had the elevator doors close on them, security guards told officials.
Mooney, who did not witness the attempt, said he saw two pairs of shoes - believed to belong to the would-be rescuers - stuck in the doors above where the woman landed. Officials at the scene said the men suffered ankle injuries. They were transported to the hospital as well.


http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/186/story/177788.html

megimoo
06-08-2008, 01:51 PM
She just didn't want to waste time getting to those slots!!! Can you imagine her with the chair in the grocery store? :eek::D I wouldn't want to be the one getting in front of her at the checkout line.Sounds like she will be set for life after the lawyers get done with the casino But If she landed on her head she will never enjoy her gains or go to the casino's again .

LibraryLady
06-08-2008, 01:53 PM
I have never been to Atlantic City but I'm guessing there are lots of video cameras. If the elevator screwed up (which sounds possible) she deserves a big settlement - and I am not very lawsuit crazy.

LogansPapa
06-08-2008, 02:18 PM
So these doors opened by themselves? If so - she got a case. Otherwise - not so much.:(