Police are looking for witnesses - several ski accidents with hit-and-run in Tyrol

Several people had an accident while skiing on Tyrol’s slopes on Wednesday, some with serious injuries. In four cases, those responsible for the accident committed a hit-and-run. The police are now asking for information.

Shortly after 11 a.m., there was a collision between a 52-year-old German skier and an unknown person in the Hochfügen ski area in the intersection of the red-marked slopes 1 and 3, who fled after the crash. An uninvolved winter athlete made an emergency call. According to the injured person, the driver who fled was a member of a larger ski group. “The collision caused the 52-year-old to be seriously injured and flown to the Innsbruck clinic by the emergency helicopter,” the police said. The police in Schwaz are asking for information (Tel. 059133/7250). Suddenly pain in the ribs. About an hour later, a 76-year-old German skied down the red-marked slope no. 33 in the Hochgurgl ski area. “At the same time, an unidentified skier was also skiing down the valley behind the German skier and collided with him, causing both skiers to fall,” the executive said. The unknown took care of the skier at the scene of the accident, but he said he was not injured. For this reason, the skier continued her journey. After some time, however, the 76-year-old felt pain in his ribs and went to his accommodation and called the rescue team. After receiving medical care, the man was flown to the hospital in Zams by emergency helicopter. The Sölden police are now looking for the stranger (Tel. 059133/7108).Police are looking for snowboardersShortly after 2 p.m., a collision between a 59-year-old woman occurred in the Hintertux Glacier ski area, on the red-marked slope no. 2 below the Spannagelhaus German skier and an unknown snowboarder. As a result of the collision, the winter athlete fell and remained on the slope. The snowboarder asked about the woman’s well-being. But she said she was unharmed. “The snowboarder then continued his journey,” emphasize the officials. But due to the increasing pain, the 59-year-old’s husband called the piste rescue service. The German was flown to the hospital. The police in Schwaz are now asking for information (Tel. 059133/7250). The snowboarder was a younger man. Skiers resuscitated on the piste And the police are also looking for a male skier in the Ausserfern. At around 2.35 p.m. in the Grubigstein ski area, he crashed into the red marked slope with a 40-year-old German skier. “The exact course of the accident is not yet known,” emphasize the investigators. A witness found two people lying on the ski slope. He then looked after the apparently seriously injured German skier and saw that the unknown skier continued his journey. The witness immediately set the rescue chain in motion and provided first aid at the scene of the accident. “The piste rescue and the emergency doctor of the C5 rescue helicopter carried out a longer resuscitation at the scene of the accident,” said the police. After about an hour, the injured person was stabilized for transport and was flown to the Innsbruck clinic with serious injuries. The police in Lermoos are asking for information (Tel. 059133/7154). Unfortunately, a personal description is not available.

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