Boy, 11, Fell 30 Feet from Escalator at Roosevelt Field, Cops Say

An 11-year-old boy and his mother were injured Sunday afternoon after the child fell from an escalator at Roosevelt Field, Nassau County police said.

According to police, the boy was hanging onto the railing of the escalator at Neiman Marcus as it ascended. Once the escalator reached the top floor, the boy fell approximately 30 feet, striking his mother, police said.

They were both transported to a local hospital, where the boy was listed in serious condition with a head injury, police said. His 33-year-old mom suffered an injury to her foot, police said.

Police did not identify either the mother or the child.

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