Burkhardtsdorf (dpa / sn) - A man fell three meters deep into a river south of Chemnitz with his electric scooter and was seriously injured. The 79-year-old was on Tuesday afternoon in Burkhardtsdorf (Erzgebirgskreis) on a sloping road and apparently could not reduce the speed of his vehicle due to a technical defect, as the police announced on Wednesday.
According to police, the man drove over an intersecting road and sidewalk, broke through a picket fence and collided with a construction partition before falling into the Zwönitz River. He drew the attention of passers-by by shouting. A man rendered first aid in the water. The 79-year-old was flown to a clinic by helicopter.