...how the FUCK does that happen??
Five Sorry, NINE year old kid, at a Scarborough mall, in Ontario Canada, has fallen off of an escalator and is in CRITICAL condition.
As I am googling this story, I found the most horrifying thing.
It happens A LOT!!
How does a CHILD fall OFF of an escalator?
Where are the parents???
Boy rushed to Sick Kids hospital after escalator mishap at Scarborough Town Centre
Police said a 9-year-old boy fell on his head from this escalator at the Scarborough Town Centre on Tuesday.LAURA STONE/TORONTO STAR
A 9-year-old boy was rushed to hospital in critical condition after falling from an escalator atScarborough Town Centre on Tuesday afternoon.
Const. Tony Vella said the boy climbed up the escalator railing shortly after 4 p.m. before falling about six metres to the floor below. Vella said the boy landed on his head and was found bleeding from the mouth. He was unconscious but breathing when he was rushed to Sick Kids hospital.
Lucy Bocek, a sales associate at Things Remembered, witnessed the incident from her store.
“He was dangling by the side of the escalator with one hand," she said. "Half a second later he just fell flat on his face and he was knocked out.”
Bocek said an ambulance came about 20 minutes later and the boy was placed on a gurney, and he was flailing around in the ambulance bed.
Saman Habib was sitting nearby when it happened. "I saw the mother holding the kid. She was just crying. There were people telling her how to hold the kid because they weren't sure about the neck.”
A Bell employee also witnessed the accident and was sent home because he was shaking, his manager said.
The escalator area in front of the Walmart down to the bottom floor was roped off by yellow police tape.
Police are reviewing video footage, said Sgt. Mike Williams.
The area beside the escalator is surrounded by scaffolding marked with “Danger” signs. Police did not say there was a link between the scaffolding and the boy's fal
Needed to vent.
Sorry for this little boy. I hope he pulls through.