Prague Segway Rider Hit by Tram

Prague Segway Rider Hit by Tram

Shortly after 17:00 yesterday afternoon, a female Segway rider was struck by a tram while on a pedestrian crossing at Vítězná and Zborovská streets in the center of Prague.

The 42-year-old tourist was treated on the spot and taken to a hospital for treatment for a concussion. Tram traffic was interrupted for a quarter of an hour.



Photos of the incident (via Blesk) showed pools of blood on the tram tracks. 

Police are currently investigating the causes of the accident.

The collision was “unique” according to DPP spokesperson Jiří Štábl, who couldn’t recall another incident involving Segway riders and Prague public transport.

Video of the aftermath via iDnes.cz:


Dave Park

David Park was born and raised in Baltimore and has been living in the Czech Republic since 2009 after studying journalism in Prague. No stranger to controversial topics, feel free to comment on his articles and let him know how you *really* feel.

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