Gran Injured In Unbelievable Escalator Gaffe

CENPublished: April 5, 2018
Published: April 5, 2018

This is the bizarre moment a grandmother ends up being badly injured when she completely misunderstands how to use an escalator.

The woman was caught on CCTV security cameras approaching a shopping centre escalator with her granddaughter who is wearing a pink hat.

The pair initially approach the bottom of the down escalator at the Astrum shopping centre in the city of Sterlitamak in south-central Russia's Republic of Bashkortostan.

The pair actually step onto the escalator, even though it is going in the wrong direction, and appear confused when they end up back where they started.

Eventually realising their mistake, the pair switch to the up escalator, to the right, but did not have much more luck.

They managed to step onto the moving staircase but seem unprepared for the sudden movement and the grandmother soon falls over backwards.

She ends up lying across the steps while being carried up the escalator feet first until a passerby presses the emergency button.

Shocked shoppers can be seen watching the antics of the pair who acted as if they had never seen an escalator before.

Shopping centre staff ran to help the elderly woman, whose name has not been released, and summoned paramedics to check her over.

The grandmother was later diagnosed with injuries to her head and arms following the incident which happened at the end of February but the video has only just been posted online.

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