Electric Scooter v.s Escalator (Boston MBTA)

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  1. ChristopherJ

    ChristopherJ Member

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    Only in America!

    Don't know whether to laugh or cry.

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  3. trentside

    trentside Established Member Senior Fares Advisor

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    How ridiculous - candidate for a Darwin Award?

    I notice she also appears to be perfectly capable of walking away from the scene, which begs the questions how necessary is the mobility scooter in the first place?
     
  4. MidnightFlyer

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    Praise the Almighty Lord, she can walk!

    You need to die in the process to be a candidate for a Darwin.
     
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    What an idiot trying to take that up the escalator!

    Just to look at it from a different viewpoint on the walking away, quite a few people who have wheelchairs and such can walk for a short distance but can't stand/walk for long periods of time, so this could be why she has it. Doesn't excuse this stunt though!
     
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    She would still rate for an honourable mention wouldn't she?
     
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    I know I shouldn't laugh really, she might have been injured if it had been slightly different, but laugh I did I'm afraid.
     
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    One of the most dangerous places in a station is usually the stairs or escalators - normally due to the fact that people don't use them correctly, are elderly/infirm, or under the influence.
     
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    LexyBoy Established Member Fares Advisor

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    Nothing wrong with laughing at the terminally stupid, one day they might learn not to do things that are obviously going to end badly.

    Indeed, the escalators at Reading are a noted accident blackspot, as certain TMs are inordinately fond of telling us.
     
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    Some people can use wheelchairs on escalators.

    Some can't
     
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    a friend took his mother (who was in a wheelchair) down an escalator in Munich (facing forward), needless to say she fell out
     
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    ok its nasty to laugh but I did. I'm so going to hell.

    but seriously was she retarded and in a wheelchair? man what a stupid thing to do....

    (before anyone says anything I have a mental disability)
     
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