A 60-year-old grandmother was killed by an overloaded shopping cart in Shanghai, China. The accident happened at the Lianhua supermarket on Friday morning.
CCTV footage captured the woman pushing her own cart down a flat escalator in the store. The woman apparently heard a sound that made her turn around seconds before the runaway cart sped down the escalator and crashed into her, throwing her violently against a concrete pillar.
Seconds later, 2 men are seen sprinting down the escalator to help the woman. But she died from massive internal bleeding.
Shopping carts are designed to lock onto the edges of the escalator to prevent this sort of tragedy from occurring. But according to Stomp and QQ websites, the men loaded their own personal cart with 15 cases of drinks. Police are investigating the tragic accident.
In America shoppers are not allowed to ride down similar escalators with their carts. A gate is employed at the top and bottom of escalators in stores here to prevent shoppers from entering the escalator with their carts.
Watch the video below. WARNING: GRAPHIC.
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