An 11-year-old boy in China decided to bring his bicycle with him while sitting on it and riding an escalator, but it turned out to be a very idea.
A CCTV camera in Shenzhen captured the shocking accident as the boy stumbled down the escalator and lost his slipper as he staggered.
While it didn’t end in a fatality, the boy needed six stitches on his neck due to the injuries he sustained, according to Shanghaiist.
The boy’s case doesn’t help the rising number of escalator related accidents that have frequently occurred in mainland China and Hong Kong.
The Mass Transit Railway Corporation (MTRC) had to put up promotional caricature posters and videos in order to address the accidents which they believe to be more prominent among the youth and the elderly.
The MTRC revealed that there was a 3% increase in escalator accidents in 2017, according to The Standard. There had already been 347 escalator related accidents in just seven months, with 10 more incidents when compared to last year’s statistics.
Back in June, a 4-year-old boy gruesomely had his arm torn off while riding an escalator at a Nanchang shopping mall. There was also a case earlier in March when Hong Kong’s longest escalator malfunctioned and ended up injuring 18 people in the process.
With the rising cases of accidents that depict the dangers of escalators, it seems that thieves aren’t the only ones civilians should be wary of when visiting the local shopping mall.