Woman sues for shopping trolley smash

2012-05-31 09:46

Johannesburg - A Pretoria court has heard how a woman was injured in a supermarket after an employee ran into her with a shopping trolley.

The Pretoria News reported that Sophia Smit, 66, was suing Pick n Pay Highveld Mall for R115 000 in damages.

Smit was at the shop on 3 March 2011 when an employee pushed a shopping trolley “at high speed” along an aisle, crashing into her and knocking her off her feet.  

She was hospitalised after the incident, which apparently exacerbated a back condition she had already had.

Smit in court papers said that Pick n Pay had a duty to ensure that customers in their stores were not unnecessarily subjected to the risk of being injured.

The Boksburg housewife said she was no longer as active as she had been before the incident and might have to have an operation in future.

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