Monday, July 23, 2007


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.’

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