NJ woman hurt by toppled tombstone

May 14, 2009 11:32:21 AM PDT
Jersey City fire officials say a woman attending a relative's funeral was injured at the cemetery when a tombstone toppled, breaking her leg. Relatives say it took eight people to lift the tombstone off Maria Figueroa. It was not clear what caused the accident Wednesday at Harsimus Cemetery.

A cemetery spokesman told The Jersey Journal of Jersey City that someone had leaned on the tombstone, but would not provide further details.

Figueroa, a 50-year-old Jersey City resident, was taken to Jersey City Medical Center and underwent surgery Wednesday night.

Figueroa was attending a service for a cousin who was fatally stabbed last week.


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