source: Reno Gazette Journal online
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. (AP) — Eight people suffered minor injuries when an escalator at the Universal Studios theme park suddenly went into reverse, throwing visitors off their feet and down the stairwell.
Park spokesman Eliot Sekuler said the accident happened around 4 p.m. Monday on an escalator leading from the lower rides at Studio Center up to the rest of the park.
Eight people suffered minor injuries and were transported to a hospital for evaluation.
Sekuler says officials and mechanics are investigating the malfunction.