Tuesday, May 24, 2022

HORRIFYING: Escalator at rail station malfunctions as people fall downstairs, 9 people taken to hospital…

Newly released video footage shows the moment an escalator malfunctioned at a rail station in Boston.

The clip, released by local transportation agency Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and obtained by NBC10, showed the shocking incident at Back Bay Station on September 26.

In the video, the escalator, which was initially going up, can be seen suddenly reversing at speed.

People can be seen scrambling off the escalator over the handrail as they attempt to avoid falling on people below them. Nine people were taken to the hospital.

NBC10 Boston’s Kathryn Sotnik shared the video on Twitter, calling it “disturbing” and adding that many New England Patriots fans had been heading home to Boston when the malfunction occurred.