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After the bobsleigh accident in Altenberg: Injured Swiss pusher reports from the clinic

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After the bobsleigh accident in Altenberg: Injured Swiss pusher reports from the clinic

Pusher Michel fell on February 13th during the opening training in the four-man bobsleigh for the World Cup in Altenberg. He sustained serious injuries to his chest and pelvic area. After he was thrown out of the sled, he was hit with full force by the vehicle filled with crew members and weighing over 500 kilos.

Thanks to helpers and family

The train doctor and the emergency doctors who rushed to the scene by helicopter were quickly at the scene of the accident and not only saved Michel’s leg, but above all his life. His pilot Vogt was also injured and was also unable to take part due to the consequences of the accident World Cup in Winterberg participate.

In his post, Michel thanked the “emergency helpers who acted professionally and quickly on site” as well as the doctors, the Swiss Bobsleigh Association Swiss Sliding, his team, his family and his partner: “You gave me the support I needed during that time and You were there for me when I needed you most.” After three operations at the Dresden University Hospital, he was brought back home about a week ago, his association announced.

Swiss Bobsleigh Association calls for concrete measures for more safety

The Swiss bobsleigh association Swiss Sliding then demands that the world association IBSF establish a safety commission and appoint a safety delegate. “It’s not enough for us to assure us that we’re taking care of it,” said Sepp Kubli, President of Swiss Sliding. Kubli suggested the former world-class pilot, materials expert and TV expert Christian Reich, a person competent in all areas.

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