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Eight-Year-Old Injured in Escalator Accident

Posted By Houston Personal Injury Attorney || 22-Nov-2010

An eight-year-old girl was seriously injured on an escalator at an Boston MBTA station, reports say.

Nell Kerndt, of Santa Monica, Ca, was treated at Mass General Hospital for Children for possible infection, hoping doctors won't have to amputate her big toe. Nell and her family had been at dinner in Boston's North End Monday last month before attending a wedding nearby a few days later. As they rode the escalator to the train, Nell's plastic shoe got wedged in the escalator, reports say.

Although the girl's father hit the emergency kill switch, it refused to stop the escalator, even though both the father and an attendant pounded on it, reports say. The escalator pulled her all the way to the bottom of the floor, and left her with a crushed and bloody foot.

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