MIDTOWN — A man was injured after falling into a McDonald's cellar door on the sidewalk near 34th Street Thursday afternoon, according to the FDNY and a witness.
The man fell about 13 feet into the cellar in front of the fast food restaurant at 341 Fifth Ave. a little after 3 p.m., a fire department spokesman and witness said.
Adrienne Rios, 23, was in a nearby car when he saw a crowd looking down into the hatch, which had its door open and a conveyor belt running down to the basement.
Rios, who has EMS training, ran over and saw the man on the floor, bleeding.
“My first reaction was to jump down there. He had a huge laceration on the left side of his forehead,” Rios said. “I grabbed him and told him, ‘You are going to be alright. I’m going to stay with you until the end.'"
Rios had some McDonald's employees get him some ice and gloves so he could apply pressure to the wound.
Emergency responders arrived quickly, removed the man on a gurney and took him to Bellevue Hospital, according to Rios and the FDNY.
His injuries were not life-threatening, a fire department spokesman said.