I have told this story here before , of how my six year old daughter was almost killed on an escalator.
We were at the ATL airport. There was a huge 5/6 story mega-escalator. We were near the bottom going up and there was only one other lady and she was at the top. She wasn't paying attention and her bag came down end over end, skipping like five steps at a time by the time it got to us in like warp speed.
I heard it first, and stepped in front of my daughter and lifted her over the center/side and made myself really small. This all happened in like 3 seconds. I still don't know how, but it just clipped my ass, leaving me with a huge bruise.
I have NO DOUBT it would have killed her had it hit her. I lost my shite on that woman. I'm still pissed 8 years later.