A Sudanese national was hospitalized after the car he was driving fell through an elevator shaft in a hotel in Lebanon, the General Directorate of the Lebanese Civil Defense said on Thursday.
The man drove through a car elevator shaft in one of the hotels on Bliss Street in the Hamra area of Beirut at around 10 AM Thursday, then fell through the gap, sustaining injuries, Civil Defense said in a statement.
Responding Civil Defense members transported the victim to Najjar Hospital while others simultaneously worked to ensure public safety inside the hotel by securing the crashed car and preventing it from catching fire.
Civil Defense shared photos of the incident on their Facebook page, showing the car at the bottom of the elevator shaft.
The gap is around 10 meters deep, according to the statement. The severity of the victim’s injuries has not been disclosed.