Supermarkets can be the scenes of the most unlikely, yet somehow possible accidents. Here are some instances that highlight the fact that even when shopping weird and potentially dangerous things can happen.
Supermarket accidents involving a car
One of these strange accidents occurred in 2012, when a woman leaving a Florida supermarket lost control over her car and crashed into the shop, injuring 10 people in the process.
Mobility scooter accident
Another incident, also in 2012, involved a little girl suffering a broken leg when she was hit by a pensioner’s mobility scooter in her local supermarket.
Collapsing shelves in Russia
Shoppers in a Russian supermarket faced the risk of serious personal injuries when a shelf carrying alcoholic beverages suddenly collapsed.
Mistimed jump in shop
An impatient man trying to leap over the chain barrier at a closed till caught his ankle and landed in a heap on the floor. To make his embarrassment complete, he was then hit by a metal display unit he dislocated in the process of his fall.
Woman killed by trolley
The most tragic one of these strange supermarket accident examples occurred in Shanghai in 2013. A group of customers using their own trolley to transport cases of alcoholic drinks lost control over the trolley, which subsequently hurtled down a ramp and struck an elderly woman. The force of the impact threw the woman into a wall approximately 20 feet away. Sadly, the poor woman did not survive her injuries.
Fortunately, for most shoppers, it is far more likely to incur an injury by slipping or tripping in a store than to experience accidents like those described above. Even trip or slip injuries can, however, be extremely painful, and depending on the sustained injury, recovery times may be long.
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Date Published: July 8, 2014
Author: Accident Advice