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Published on YouTube on July 17, 2012:

Woman In Wheelchair Falls Down Escalator, A 56-year-old South Boston woman fell after trying to ride her motorized wheelchair up the escalator at a subway station last Friday but was not seriously injured, the MBTA said. The woman, whom officials have not identified, tumbled several times as the escalator rose out of Broadway Station at about 9:34 a.m.

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Gawker explains:

First of all, she's fine. Minor scratches and maybe some mild bruising, but nothing that should prevent you from laughing at her misfortune.

An unidentified 56-year-old Southie thought she was saving herself some time by boarding a Boston subway station escalator with her motorized scooter.

As it turned out, she wasn't.

MBTA CCTV cameras captured the woman's run-in with technology as the mobility device succumbed to logic and flipped over. An MBTA employee rushed over to stop the moving stairs, and passers-by helped the woman to her feet.

She reportedly walked away from the scene unscathed.

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