KKTV 11 News | Colorado Springs, Pueblo | News

Elderly Woman Strangled By Clothes Caught In Escalator

By: AP/CBS
By: AP/CBS
CBS

CBS

A preliminary investigation into the death of a woman who fell on an escalator at a Long Island Rail Road station reveals that she died after her clothes got entangled in the escalator's treads and she was asphyxiated.

The LIRR released a statement Wednesday saying the escalator, which remains out of service, was last inspected in February. LIRR says the escalator is inspected monthly and is maintained in good operating condition.

The woman, 88-year-old Irene Bernatzky, of Lindenhurst, died on Tuesday after falling on the escalator at the rail station in Lindenhurst.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority Police is conducting the investigation.

Flowers and burning candles now mark the blocked escalator entrance at the station where Bernatzky, was killed


KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.

If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.

powered by Disqus
KKTV 520 E. Colorado Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Office: (719) 634-2844 Fax: (719) 632-0808 News Fax: (719) 634-3741
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 142817425