Wheelchair joyride ends in lift plunge
‘A man man who took a wheelchair for a joyride was seriously injured when it tipped and he plunged down a lift shaft in southwest Germany.
Police in the town of Neckargemuend said the able-bodied 20-year-old man was sitting in the chair while another man pushed it at high speed along an 11th-floor corridor at a trade-training school yesterday evening.
When the chair hurtled into the closed door of a lift, the lower bolts of the door broke and the chair tipped forward, catapulting the man through the gap, Deutsche Presse -Agentur reported.
The man fell 12m onto the roof of the lift car.’