PLAINFIELD, NJ — A woman who was apparently walking and looking at her cell phone was seriously injured when she fell about six feet into an open basement (bilco) door in the sidewalk Thursday.

Plainfield police and firefighters responded to 36 Somerset St. at Acme Windows just after noon.

The 67-year old woman was extricated by the Plainfield Fire Division and transported to a local hospital by EMS for treatment of serious injuries, officials said.

The doors in the sidewalk were open due to the repair of gas lines in the area.