In a serious accident with a chairlift in Austria on Friday, a mother and her son fell eight meters into the depths. The four-seater chair in which the Austrian woman was sitting with her son and husband suddenly slipped backwards for an unknown reason and hit the unoccupied chair behind, reported the Tyrol State Police Department. The accident happened in Schwendau in the Zillertal.
The father (41), also Austrian, was able to hold on, but the 38-year-old mother and eleven-year-old son fell into the snow-covered area under the lift. The woman suffered serious injuries to her back and pelvis. The son and husband were also injured, but the police did not provide any further information about them. The family was taken to the hospital in Innsbruck by rescue helicopter. The chairlift has stopped operating for the time being.