Boy's hand gets caught in SM escalator

Posted at 06/30/12 8:51 PM

MANILA, Philippines – A 4-year-old boy was rushed to a hospital on Saturday after his hand got stuck in the escalator of a Quezon City mall.

An ABS-CBN Bayan Patroller, who captured the incident on video, said mall goers of SM Cubao immediately came to the aid of the boy after they heard loud screams.

Mall officials also attended to the boy and assisted in freeing his hand from the escalator.

SM management said the boy was brought to Quirino Memorial Medical Center and was subsequently released after undergoing tests.

“A 4-year-old boy accidentally caught his hand in the escalator of SM Cubao. He was immediately attended to and brought to the Quirino Memorial Medical Center where he was treated. Quirino Memorial Medical Center released the patient when X-ray showed there was no fracture. Pain relievers were instead prescribed,” SM management said in a statement. -- Report from ABS-CBN News