- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 30, 2016

GARDEN CITY, N.Y. (AP) - An 11-year-old boy has been seriously injured after police say he fell 30 feet from an escalator at a Long Island mall.

Nassau County police said Monday the boy was inside a Neiman Marcus store in the Roosevelt Mall in Garden City on Sunday and was hanging onto the outside portion of an escalator’s railing as it was moving upward. When he reached the top floor, police say he fell about 30 feet and struck his 33-year-old mother, who injured her foot.

Both victims were taken to a hospital, where the boy is listed in serious condition with a head injury.

A spokeswoman for Neiman Marcus says the company is reviewing the incident to see if any additional safety measures are needed for the store.


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