Woman distracted by phone tumbles through New Jersey sidewalk hatch

PLAINFIELD, N.J. -- A woman was seriously injured when she fell through a New Jersey sidewalk access door while looking at her phone Thursday.

It happened around noon as the 67-year-old woman was walking in Plainfield, according to WPIX.

In surveillance video, the woman appears to be texting or playing a game when she flips over the access door in front of Acme Windows, falling several feet into a utility room below where several workers were.

She was extracted by emergency crews and taken to a hospital. The woman, who has not been identified, is listed in serious condition.

Authorities say the doors were open for the repair of gas lines.