Man strangled to death after shirt gets caught on escalator

04/12/2013 // West Palm Beach , Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)

Seattle – A man was strangled to death in a Seattle bus terminal after his shirt became caught on an escalator. As reported by ABC News, the tragic accident occurred Sunday morning. Police and medics who arrived at the scene were unable to free Maurecio Bell in time.

Jeff Switzer, King County Department of Transportation spokesman, is quoted in the report as stating of the accident, “[Bell] appears to have lost his balance toward the bottom, and at the point where people are stepping off the escalator, he was laying flat. His clothing became entangled in the escalator.”

Authorities are still working to determine what led to the entanglement and whether the accident could have been prevented.

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