The Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority’s rules state “strollers, scooters and wheelchairs are prohibited” on escalators leading up from the subway’s platform. Still, a woman on a motorized scooter attempted to ride up the escalator even when an elevator was a mere 50 feet away.
As you might expect, it didn’t end well. The Boston Herald reports the 56-year-old woman was flipped backward on the escalator. The video captured of the event makes her the latest poster child for what MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo says shows the “consequences of ignoring the rules pertaining to escalators”:
“The chair flips over, and an alert MBTA bus operator pushed the escalator’s emergency stop button,” Pesaturo said, noting that other bystanders raced to her aid, including the tourist who ran down the upward moving escalator. “After her tumble, the woman stands up and walks down the escalator.”
“Seemingly embarrassed, she said very little to T personnel,” he added.
Watch the footage:
The woman who was not identified was not seriously injured and declined any medical attention.
Fox News Channel’s Martha MacCallum seemingly had a hard time controlling her laughter when she saw the clip.
“I’m sorry, I don’t mean to laugh. It’s not funny…I hope she’s okay! She’s okay, right, you guys?” MacCallum said amid her chuckles.
Watch the clip, via Townhall, below: