Runaway Shopping Cart Kills Woman [Graphic]

Submitted by: 12chars 4 years ago in Weird

CCTV captures the freak accident at a Chinese supermarket. Warning: Graphic
There are 44 comments:
Male 1,983
No way anyone could have ever predicted that would happen based on the obviously flawless design and implementation.

::facepalm::

That`s what happens when you have one third of the world`s population within your borders. You really couldn`t care less about design safety.
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Male 1,627
it wasn`t a shopping cart. it was one of those steal flatbed things for moving heavy things around(ie. big boxes, mattresses, lumber).
as you can see this one was full.. and very heavy.
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Male 670
That was no shopping cart?! That was a frickin runaway freight train.
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Female 2,415
@number696969, are these bad jokes? Yes. Was it a tragic and avoidable accident, and would it have been absolutely horrible if we`d all been there in person? Yes.
But we weren`t; sometimes you just have to laugh or you`ll always end up crying. I didn`t laugh at what happened to her, but at the dark and slightly tasteless jokes.
The important thing is to try and make sure it doesn`t happen again. What else can we do?
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Female 1,539
That`s awful :(
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Male 39,619

@ number, of course if any of us were there and actual participants in an event it would mean more to us.

But we weren`t so sorry we didn`t live up to your expectations. I don`t know where you got the idea we were Top Drawer people anyway.
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Male 2,419
@number696969

I find your lack of empathy rather shocking, don`t you know that humor/laughter is a way for people to disociate themselves from a strong emotions. like i said, a bit dissapointing, that`s all
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Male 3,147
I think it`s fake, there`s no such thing as a shopping trolley that easily goes in such a straight line as that one appeared to.
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Male 259
@Gerry - nah, I`m disappointed because I imagine that if you`d been shopping there and seen it happen it would have been profoundly shocking to you and you would have probably tried to help her. Because you saw it on `the internet`s most hilarious death videos`, it somehow makes it funny? Like it`s a video game? I guess in the same way you don`t know her, I don`t know you and shouldn`t therefore assume you have traits like empathy or compassion. Like I said, just a bit disappointed.
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Male 15,190
Tragic.

"cleanup on isle 4... "

I like how there`s a woman with a dustpan and brush on the scene in under 2 seconds.
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Male 40,414
Well, that was a terrible way to die!

Remind me to never use those ramp-things... not that I`m planning international travel or anything...
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Female 6,381
MrPeabody: The ramp is too steep not to have safety features, and if you look closely at the first two seconds or so, you can see she speeds up as soon as her cart is free of the ramp. A utility cart, as you noted it was, wouldn`t have the locking system, so I guess that explains it
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Male 2,419
Shop till you drop!

omg i am so going to hell and i deserve to.
but it`s the third night in a row i can`t sleep.

i plead insomia.
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Male 17,512
So did the EMS "cart" her away?
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Male 191
cleanup on isle 4...
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Male 39,619

@ Collegebound
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Male 3,745
Gerry i hate you. you got me in trouble.
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Male 3,745
she`s dead jim...
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Male 39,619

@ numbers, you`re upset because I am not crying over a person on the other side of the globe, whom 5 minutes ago neither of us knew existed, no longer exists now.

Lighten up, Francis.
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Male 7,774
Well I shouted `Geronimo`.
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Male 3,445
Oh god, that was awful.
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Male 259
@Gerry & sirdave80 - not very nice and not even funny. You just watched a real human being die a pointless and tragic death, and that`s your gut reaction? Disappointed.
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Male 977
Wow I remember riding on those ramps when I was in Beijing. Didn`t even think for a second that could take place. *phew*
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Male 2,390
:facepalm:
vvvvvv
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Male 39,619

Death by asian Walmart cart.
Does that make her a
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Wal-Martyr ?
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Female 8,006
we have those ramps in a shopping centre near here- but they have some kind of thingamajig which locks onto the trolley and holds it firmly. they need to because one exit from the B&Q uses a ramp!
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Male 6,227
Poor woman. She didn`t have much of a chance.
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Male 1,920
[quote]I wonder if the cart was one from a different store that didn`t have the gimmicks on the wheels to engage the belt?[/quote]

If the one in the video is like the ones I have seen, they are just like the flat moving belts you would find in an airport, but on an angle. There is nothing to engage the wheels, and the carts are just standard shopping carts.
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Male 39,619

Watch for falling prices!
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Male 1,920
I was in a grocery store in Shanghai that had these ramps, and I didn`t like them because they seemed to be unsafe.

BTW that`s not really a shopping cart she was hit with, its a utility cart or truck and is designed to hold much more weight than a shopping cart.
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Female 6,381
Mickets: I wonder if the cart was one from a different store that didn`t have the gimmicks on the wheels to engage the belt?
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Female 1,803
This is what you get when corporations are allowed to set their own safety standards.
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Male 181
you could say she was the....
target.
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Male 17,512
Death by grocery cart, that`s a new one.
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Male 246
Where I live, most supermarket ramps are conveyor belts where the cart wheels drop in to spaces and the cart is stopped from rolling down.
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Male 2,419
what a way to die. of all the ways that life could end with a form of meaning, but no, a bunch of stupid shopping trolleys. i hope it was quick at least. but damn. the impact of that.
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Male 7,031
Too bad the damn cart was full. Otherwise, the outcome might have been different.
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2,767
man, what a way to go...
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Male 395
odd. here in the good ole U of K the wheels on the trolleys lock into the travelator to prevent this exact thing from happening. Guess they dont have that in China.
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Male 3,842
pmarren`s personal hell:


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Male 3,842
pmarren - yes. You are going to hell. If there was such a thing (there`s not). That was horrifying. I hope the person who let that cart go at the top of the ramp is charged with manslaughter, because she died as a direct result of his carelessness. But I don`t know if there is such a definition of manslaughter in China
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Male 4,593
I`m going to hell. I laughed when that thing hit her. All I could think of was Wile E. Coyote getting plowed down by a freight train.
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Male 14,331
HOLY CRAP!
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Male 903
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