First of all, nobody got seriously hurt.
Second of all, she actually got up and walked down the stairs on the escalator. You can’t see it on this video, but she did.
Tried to ride an escalator in a motorized wheelchair, and when that turned into an epic fail, she got up and walked down the stairs.
Not really necessary to add any more, is it?
Parting thought: You think this says something about America in 2012? And can we not make fun of somebody who does this?