Hardware store near Hanover
Shopping cart tips over 13-month-old child, fatally injuring him
A 13-month-old girl was fatally injured in an accident in a hardware store near Hanover. A shopping cart loaded with plasterboard skewed and fell on the child.
A 13-month-old girl was so badly injured by a falling shopping trolley in the Hanover region that she died shortly afterwards. The shopping cart in a hardware store in Garbsen was loaded with plasterboard and skewed, the police said on Sunday. The child was standing next to the shopping cart on Saturday when it overturned.
According to the information, the girl was with her parents in the hardware store. First responders resuscitated the child, it was flown to a clinic by helicopter, where it died a short time later.
It is not yet clear why the shopping cart overturned
The parents had to watch the accident, and other customers and employees of the hardware store also witnessed the tragic incident. Emergency chaplains were on site and looked after the parents and the witnesses. A police spokeswoman said that the police forces who were at the scene were also offered advice on how to deal with the incident.
The permanent criminal service secured traces in the hardware store. It was initially unclear why the shopping cart could get so badly lopsided that it tipped over. It was not yet clear on Sunday whether the girl would be autopsied. The police have started the investigation.