Woman in stable condition after cellphone fall in N.J.


Plainfield, N.J. — A woman distracted by her cellphone is in stable condition a day after she fell over open basement access doors and dropped 6 feet into the opening in New Jersey.

Plainfield Public Safety Director Carl Riley says the woman remains hospitalized Friday.

Martin Delgadillo told WNBC-TV in New York he was standing outside his barbershop on Somerset Street when he saw the woman plunge through the access door.

“She was looking at her phone — the last minute — she hit the door and fell right in,” Delgadillo said.

The woman, whose name was not released, was taken to a hospital. Police said her injuries were not life-threatening.

“I thought texting and driving was a bad thing,” Delgadillo said. “Now it’s texting and walking.”