A parking attendant in a Manhattan garage has been been charged for driving with a suspended license after police said he drove a car into into an empty elevator shaft and plunged five stories.
Steven Morales, 21, was charged by police with motor vehicle license violation and aggravated unlicensed operator, officials said Thursday.
Morales was attempting to drive a vehicle into the elevator on the fifth floor of the garage on 76th Street and First Avenue Tuesday morning, but when he pulled in, the elevator car wasn't there.
The vehicle fell five stories down the shaft and injured another worker on the lower floor.
Morales was rescued by firefighters and he and the other injured worker were taken to a hospital in stable condition.
The parking garage serves nearby businesses and a Hertz.
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