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Posted on June 2, 2016 by

Escalator Accident Injures Several People: Could this Happen in St. Louis?

Imagine that you’re leaving a sporting event at a large arena, and you’re thrilled because your team won. You’re getting ready to celebrate with friends and family, and you step on the escalator to head down to the next floor and walk out to your vehicle. Suddenly, the escalator speeds up, and at the bottom, all you can see is people lying in huge heap on the floor. That’s precisely what happened after a recent hockey game in Philadelphia at the Wells Fargo Center.

Management had no idea what had gone wrong, but the escalator was filled with people when it suddenly started to gain speed, according to an article on the SB Nation website. Witnesses reported seeing people being taken away in wheelchairs, along with possible broken bones and bruises. There are a number of factors that could have led to this incident. Was the escalator being properly maintained? Did it have a recent, up to date inspection certificate? The article isn’t clear. However, the fact remains that there were people injured in this situation, and those people deserve compensation for those injuries.

As your St. Louis personal injury attorneys, please know that this type of accident could happen right here in St. Louis. It could happen at a major sporting facility or at a shopping mall. Either way, if you’re involved, you deserve compensation. Contact your St. Louis personal injury attorneys for help.