A wheelchair user (23) fell badly on Tuesday evening in a tram operated by the Cologne public transport company.  (Symbol image)

A wheelchair user (23) fell in an emergency braking in a light rail in Cologne and was seriously injured. The young woman was taken to a hospital.

Cologne – In the event of an emergency braking on a light rail, a wheelchair user (23) is in Cologne seriously injured.

A wheelchair user (23) fell badly on Tuesday evening in a tram operated by the Cologne public transport company. (Symbol picture) © 123rf / mphoto92

According to the police, a driver (18) on Tuesday evening at around 6.30 p.m. on Richard-Wagner-Strasse near the hotel “Steigenberger” turned left over the tracks into a parking garage at a red light.

The driver of the tram (line 1) had to initiate an emergency braking. It was said that there was no collision.

During the maneuver, a wheelchair user who had taken the light rail fell and was seriously injured. The 23-year-old was taken to a hospital.

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“Using the video surveillance of the parking garage, the police found the location of the car and left a message for the young driver.

The 18-year-old then reported to the officials, it was said in conclusion.

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