3 Adults, 2 Kids Rescued After Being Trapped In Elevator At Union City Light Rail Station

CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Five people were trapped inside an elevator at a Light Rail Station in Union City, N.J. for over two hours before being rescued Tuesday.

Three adults and two children became stuck on an elevator between the top and bottom of the station on Bergenline Avenue at 48th Street just before 11 a.m.

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Mechanics and NJ TRANSIT personnel originally tried to get them out of the elevator and the delay in calling for help may have added to the time they were trapped, according to Union City Mayor Brian Stack.

“The regional fire department, Union City EMS and Union City police should’ve been contacted the moment those people were stuck,” Stack told 1010 WINS’ Rebecca Granet.

As rescue crews worked to get them out, the…

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