Shanghai Woman Killed By Supermarket Trolley

Quite shocking freak accident in a Shanghai supermarket a few days ago that killed a 66 year old woman. If you’ve ever been shopping in Shanghai you’ll be familiar with these long escalators. Supermarket trolleys are magnetised, so once on the conveyor, they are locked and cannot move. However, it looks like some plebs brought their own trolley, loaded it with 15  cases of Sprite and then accidentally let go of it.

I normally embed videos straight in to the blog post but this one really is quite distressing so please only watch if you think you can handle it.

The only reason I’m mentioning this is because I hope all of you will look behind you from now on. This poor woman only looked around half a second before the runaway trolley took her life.

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12 Responses to Shanghai Woman Killed By Supermarket Trolley

  1. Swiss James says:

    Can’t handle, not watching. Who the hell trusts that magnetised trolley nonsense anyway? I cling on for dear life in Ikea.

  2. WoAi says:

    @Swiss James – No they work perfectly, but the problem was, this was just a normal trolley that the idiot customers had brought with them and they were probably in the catering business, hence the over loaded trolley. Good you didn’t watch – what is seen cannot be unseen.

  3. JR says:

    Very sad indeed…

  4. CP says:

    Extremely sad. And is it me or are gruesome videos like this on the increase – particularly on mainstream news websites? You can’t move on some once-reputable websites without a banner headline at the top shouting “WATCH SOMEONE GET HURT/KILLED! BUT IT’S OK, THEY’RE NOT FROM [insert home country of said newspaper]“. It won’t be long before we’re all completely desensitised to anything.

    Thank you for not embedding!

  5. Bittermelon says:

    Did not watch this, but read about a woman who killed both her husband and herself when trying to learn to park a car. That’s bad enough.

  6. WoAi says:

    @CP – I think it is simply the proliferation of cameras both closed circuit and on mobile devices. Before this simply would not have been caught on camera. So, too squeamish to watch? You don’t see much really, it’s over in about 0.1 seconds.

    @Bittermelon – That’s bad enough? You don’t think it’s 100 times worse? I woman kills her husband, crushing him with her car, then kills herself and their 6 year old, now orphaned daughter watches the entire thing from inside the car?

  7. Bittermelon says:

    I didn’t know about the part where she also killed the 6 yr old with another child inside the car.

  8. WoAi says:

    @Bittermelon – Sorry, I worded that badly. She killed her husband and then herself while her 6 year old daughter, sitting in the car, witnessed the entire event. (Daughter was not killed). I cannot imagine what it must be like to witness the death of both your parents.

    Here is a link.

  9. Stimpy says:

    I still cannot figure out how that woman managed to crush her own head.

    Anyway, obviously what is needed is more supervision of what you can bring into a supermarket. A tragic accident for sure, but one that could have been avoided.

    You have to say, though, just how stupid were the people that loaded that trolley in the first place?

  10. WoAi says:

    @Stimpy – Supervision is usually good. There’s often security guards making sure you check your bag and stuff. I think they just didn’t bother with the idiots with their own trolley. And you have to be some kind of moron to bring your own trolley, pile it high, then let go of it on the escalator.

    I am pretty sure they will be cracking down now though. How does the saying go? Horse already bolted.

  11. Stimpy says:

    They people involved should be charged with manslaughter.

  12. WoAi says:

    @Stimpy – Manslaughter and stupidity!

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