Saturday, 26. July 2014
25. 03. 14. - 16:00
A young Swedish waitress is fighting for her life after being run over by a 6.5 tonne snowmobile after deciding to ski down a closed off piste while it was being prepared at the Saalbach-Hinterglemm resort in Salzburg.
Austrian rescue workers said they got the call from the snowmobile driver to say that he had run over the skier whilst carrying out work to prepare the piste after the lifts had closed.
But the blonde 20-year-old Viktoria Gedda had remained behind on one of the mountain huts and decided to head back into the valley at 18:00, an hour after the lifts had closed. Although she was with friends she had decided to head off alone down the closed run – where she crashed into the back of the snowmobile which was reversing up the run and was crushed under its tracks.
Rescue workers got the panicked call from the snowmobile driver to say that he had run over a skier and an air ambulance was dispatched to fly the critically injured woman to a hospital in Salzburg. Medics said that the tracks had left injuries over the young woman's entire body.
Police said that the young woman had been in the region working as a waitress at an apres ski bar and that the skiing had been on one of the last days of the ski season before the runs were closed.
Hospital spokesman Gerhard Oberthaler confirmed that after an emergency operation lasting several hours her condition had been stabilised and she was now in intensive care.
The young Swedish woman's parents have in the meantime arrived in Salzburg from the Swedish city of Gothenburg and were receiving psychological counselling together with the driver of the snowmobile, and her friend who had waited for her at the bottom of the run only to be told that she had been airlifted to hospital.
Teen Dying Of Cancer Killed At Charity Event After Ride In Porsche Goes Wrong
The family of a sick boy who was offered a trip in a high-performance Porsche because he was dying of cancer is suing the charity after the Porsche he was travelling in crashed head-on into oncoming traffic.
Japanese Pervert Planned Natascha Kampusch Style Kidnap
A Japanese man inspired by Austrian pervert Wolfgang Priklopil kidnapped a 10-year-old girl and kept her in a purpose-built cellar where he planned to train her to become the perfect wife.
German Hiker Yodels For Help After Getting Trapped In Cattle Grid
A portly hiker dressed in traditional Lederhosen was rescued after he yodeled for help after getting stuck for three hours in a cattle grid.
Austrian Wine Grower Sets New Record For Maturing Grapes
An award-winning Austrian winegrower is believed to have set a new record after leaving harvested grapes for an incredible nine months before fermenting them to create an ultra-sweet white and red wine.
Austrian Castle Owner Shocked By Airplane Wheel In Duck Pond
An Austrian castle owner got a shock after discovering this massive aircraft wheel had landed in his duck pond.
Glock Receives Austrian Award At Birthday Party
Austrian gun maker Gaston Glock has celebrated his 85th birthday with a huge ceremony in which the charitable work of himself and his wife Kathrin was honoured with a top Austrian award, and confirmation that this year two streets and a business park are to be named after him.
Sausage Surprise As Giant Wurst Is Pinched
Austrian police are hunting crooks who broke open a market stall and stole a 1.5 metre sausage worth over 2,000 EUR in the picture postcard village of St Michael in the region of Lungau.
Multi Coloured UFOs In Formation Over Austria
Austrian officials say they are baffled to explain a UFO sighting in which dozens of people reported seeing between 50 and 100 objects flying in formation.
Priests Furious After Porn Films Shot In Local Parish Church
A furious Austrian Catholic priest has complained to police after discovering a local woman had apparently been using his church as a studio to make porn films.
Two metre snake sends woman motorist fleeing
An Austrian motorist got a shock after noticing something hanging down from under her car – and realising it was a huge two metre snake that had ended up curled around the engine.
The most popular stories –
last 7 days
|Michael Schumacher Family In Talks With Micro Chip Docs|
|Glock Receives Austrian Award At Birthday Party|
|Austrian Castle Owner Shocked By Airplane Wheel In Duck Pond|
|Austrian Wine Grower Sets New Record For Maturing Grapes|
|German Hiker Yodels For Help After Getting Trapped In Cattle Grid|
Why suffer in silence. Let off steam by letting our readers share your troubles. File your complaints about anything and everything here.
Our ombudsman David Rogers will try and help solve some of the problems from lazy civil servants through to incompetent companies – and at the very least the worst transgressors will end up in our weekly special report.