Baby falls to death when stroller plunges in elevator shaft in Brooklyn

ByEyewitness News WABC logo
Thursday, October 13, 2016

SEA GATE, Brooklyn -- A 21-year-old woman in Brooklyn pushed her stroller carrying her 1 month old infant into an elevator when the doors opened, but the elevator car was not there, authorities said.

The stroller plunged six stories.

The accident happened at 10:20 a.m. on Neptune Avenue in the Sea Gate section.

Authorities say the woman was on the 23rd floor of the building at the time. The stroller fell on top of the elevator car on the 17th floor.

The child was taken to Coney Island Hospital and pronounced dead on arrival.

The Eyewitness News Investigators have learned that the building has had dozens of elevator violations over the last 15 years.

The Department of Buildings is investigating what happened today.