Solingen (dpa / lnw) - A senior citizen with a walker was run over by a truck in Solingen and dragged about a kilometer unnoticed by the driver. The elderly lady was walking in the Bethanien hospital with her walker when the truck hit her and she was trapped under the car. The accident was first noticed by witnesses in the Gillicher Strasse area. The truck could only be stopped on a nearby company premises.
The fire brigade managed to free the elderly woman, whose leg was trapped, from her predicament. The injured woman was cared for by the rescue service on site and then taken to the Solingen Clinic. The truck driver suffered a shock and was looked after by an emergency chaplain, it said.