A woman was killed at a mall in Shanghai, China after a man lost grip of his fully loaded shopping cart on an inclined moving walkway. The cart rolled down the walkway, gained a lot of kinetic energy and struck the woman with all its force from behind. The woman was brutally swept off her feet and violently propelled forward.
Getting killed by a shopping cart inside a supermarket sounds so wrong on so many levels, it’s hard to even fathom. As if all the Asian drivers on the outside were not dangerous enough, one can’t even escape their incompetence operating shopping carts indoors.
I’m surprised Shanghai malls don’t employ safety mechanisms for shopping carts on inclined moving walkways. Normally they have grooves in which the wheels get trapped so you couldn’t move it even if you wanted to. I know cause I held up a group of people because of it at the airport in Taipei once.