Toe caught in the escalator @ 1 Utama – 19/6/2010
, New Wing Centre Court (19/6/2010) At approximately 3.40pm we heard a kid wailing from the escalator. I dashed to the 1st level of the escalator to see what was going on. The scene I saw was a very devastating one.
A boy’s toe was caught in the descending escalator. They had just stopped the escalator when I arrived. The father was hugging him tight trying to pacify the boy but we could see that he was in tremendous pain.
I looked around and I saw people watching with hands clasped to their hearts. It hurts so much just to watch; helplessly feeling sorry for the boy.
The father stared helplessly into my eyes as he nodded when he saw me with my camera. I wished I could do something to make the boy feel better but NO one could make him better then. With his permission, I quickly recorded the scene but had to stop as I just could not bear to watch it further. It hurts too much. I do not know to what extend the boy’s injuries are but I sure hope that both father and son are in good hands now :(
The video of the boy’s toe caught in the escalator
The security team doing their best to free the boy. Definitely need to call formedical alert :(