A Kentucky family was on vacation heading to Disney World when something terrible happened. Their daughter's foot became stuck in an escalator at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport.
EMT's rushed the little girl to the hospital after being stuck for about 15 minutes. She suffered three broken toes. Doctors placed a pin in one and performed surgery to clean bones and remove skin contaminated by escalator grease.
Her foot may eventually be as good as new, but her shoe is a different story. She was wearing "Crocs" at the time, a brand of footwear gaining attention for escalator accidents.
The Associated press reported on seven incidents at Hartfield Airport escalators, five involved Crocs. The girl's mother says airport personnel told her a similar accident happened just days before her daughter's.
Because of her injuries, Lexi Pregliasco is required to spend three weeks in bed.
A New York parent is suing Crocs shoe company for $7 million claiming his daughter was severely and permanently injured in a similar case.