Person hospitalized after falling down manhole in Humble area
Posted on Sunday, December 12th, 2021 at 10:34 pm
HOUSTON, TX – One person was significantly hurt after she fell down a manhole in the Humble area early this morning, according to reporting from KHOU.
The accident occurred at around 3:30 a.m. off the Eastex Freeway service road near Texas Loop 494. The victim and a second person pulled over to the side of the feeder road, and then the victim got out of her vehicle. She then stumbled into a manhole hidden within a grassy area and fell a significant distance within an enclosed space.
It took about an hour for emergency staff to rescue the victim, who suffered serious injuries during the incident, but was still conscious and able to speak to first responders.
After being extricated from the manhole, the victim was brought to the hospital to receive treatment for significant injuries.
No further details are available at this time.