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Car falls into elevator shaft in Manhattan

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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

A parking attendant behind the wheel of a car on the fifth floor of a Manhattan garage accidentally drove into an empty elevator shaft.

The parking attendant thought the elevator platform was at the fifth level but it wasn't, said fire officials.

The car fell and got lodged in between the first and second floors of the shaft.

The attendant escaped through the car's moon roof and suffered only minor injuries.

"He's lucky to be alive," said on fire official.

The accident happened at the GMC Garage at East 80th Street and Second Avenue on Thursday.

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