NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)– Meng He had a scary experience last month riding the long escalator at the new Hudson Yards subway station.
Her lawyer, Robert Georges, said He’s 64-year-old mother slipped because of leaking water and they both tumbled down the escalator.
“People have been tweeting directly at the MTA’s handle since January and when my clients fell all four escalators were still open,” he told 1010 WINS’ Samantha Liebman.
Georges said the MTA should have shut down the escalators. As a result of the fall, the woman suffered ligament damage and had to be on crutches for weeks.
“Thankfully the injury wasn’t that bad but I think it’s an important lawsuit just so the MTA realizes that when they know about dangerous conditions, they need to act,” he said.
1010 WINS has reached out to the MTA for comment.
Some escalators were out of service, flooding closed the bathrooms, and there is what appeared to be mold on the ceiling at the subway stop on 34th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues.