When skiing at night – three accidents within ten minutes in the same place

Three accidents within a very short time and in practically the same place occurred on Saturday evening during night skiing in Tyrol’s Söll. The three winter athletes slipped under a safety fence in the finish area of ​​the valley station and landed in the parking lot.

Ten minutes and three winter sports accidents: The piste rescuers in the Söll-Hochsöll ski area were barely able to provide care on Saturday between 7 p.m. and 7:10 p.m. Three skiers or snowboarders, a 34-year-old and a 32-year-old Austrian as well as a 49-year-old German, fell independently of one another. “They slipped over the slope, under a boundary fence and fell over an approximately one meter high embankment onto the asphalt parking lot below,” the police say. Two injured people were taken to the hospital. Luckily, all three people were wearing ski helmets. The accidents were noticed by other winter sports enthusiasts, who immediately set the rescue chain in motion and notified the Söll mountain railway for further safety measures. After receiving first aid, the 34-year-old Austrian and the German were taken to the hospital in Kufstein with significant injuries. The 32-year-old refused to be taken to hospital for further medical care. “The Söll mountain railway set up a second boundary fence in the fall area,” said the executive. Serious spinal injury after accident in KühtaiThere was already a serious skiing accident in the Kühtai ski area on Saturday morning. At around 10:45 a.m., a 57-year-old Canadian fell on a red-marked piste without any external influence, lost a ski, slid about 15 meters further to the edge of the piste and crashed into a 50-centimeter-high snow wall. “The skier was given initial care by the piste rescue team, brought down to the valley and then taken to the doctor in Kühtai,” explains the police. Serious injuries were found in the spine area and one leg. The injured person was subsequently flown by an emergency helicopter to the Innsbruck clinic for further treatment.
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