Woman, 60, killed from runaway shopping cart at supermarketBy Mason White 3:38 AM June 28, 2013
|The runaway shopping cart|
By: Shifra Unger
A woman was killed after a shopping cart slammed into her while shopping at a local supermarket, according to video uploaded to the internet.
Police said that the incident occurred inside a supermarket in Shanghai, China, to a woman, 60.
In the video, the woman is seen taking her shopping cart down an escalator when a cart loaded with fifteen cases of drinks came flying down the stairs behind her.
The runaway shopping cart belonged to two men, who used their own carts rather than one that was designed for the escalator. Lianhua supermarket carts are designed to attach to the ridges on the surface of the escalator.
In the video, the woman is seen walking off the escalator in a calm manner, until a split second before the out of control shopping cart was directly behind her.
She turned around to check out what the noise was all about and was immediately crushed into a pillar.
Other shoppers rush to her aid, and removed some debris. She was rushed to a hospital, but succumbed to her injuries.
The two men were not charged with any crime so far.