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Elderly woman sues Walmart after another customer hit her with motorized shopping cart

Versella Grasz reportedly incurred almost $30,000 in medical bills after someone hit her with a scooter. (Photo: ALEX EDELMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

An 85-year-old South Dakota woman has sued Walmart after another customer hit her with a motorized shopping cart and sent her to the hospital. 

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Versella Grasz was hit by another customer who was driving a scooter around a Sioux Falls store in 2017, which her lawsuit says caused “serious injury and extreme pain,” according to The Argus Leader. The lawsuit claims the other customer “clearly” didn’t know how to stop the motorized cart, and accuses Walmart of being negligent in its instructions on how to operate the devices.

Grasz reportedly incurred almost $30,000 in medical bills after going to the emergency room two years ago. Her lawsuit asks for a “reasonable amount” in damages, The Argus Leader reports.

“We want all of our customers to have a pleasant shopping experience in our stores,” Walmart spokesperson Randy Hargrove told Yahoo Lifestyle. “We regret that Ms. Grasz was injured. However, we do not feel that we did anything wrong. We believe the actions of the customer who was operating the motorized cart and hit Ms. Grasz were the sole cause of her injuries. We intend to defend the company against this litigation.”

Grasz’s attorney, David King, could not immediately be reached for comment.

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