Prague metro service halted after blind woman and guide dog fall onto tracks

Metro service was stopped this morning on line B as officials rescued a young visually impaired commuter and her dog. Staff

Written by Staff Published on 06.06.2023 10:30:00 (updated on 06.06.2023) Reading time: 1 minute

Metro service on Prague's line B was halted this morning following the fall of a young blind woman onto the tracks. According to the Prague transport company's website, metro service on line B between Zličín and Smíchovské nádraží was stopped for about an hour, resuming around 8:30 a.m.

The incident occurred at Nové Butovice metro station when a visually impaired woman and her guide dog accidentally fell onto the tracks.

Martin Kavka, the spokesman for the fire department, announced the rescue of the 20-year-old woman on Twitter and confirmed the presence of rescue workers and personnel from the transport company at the scene.

The fire department reported that both the blind woman and her guide dog were successfully rescued from the tracks. "We freed both, the person was handed over to the paramedics and the dog to the vet," Kavka wrote on Twitter. 

Rescue workers encountered difficulties freeing the young woman who was trapped under the train. However, with the assistance of a doctor, they managed to free her and provide the necessary medical attention and pain relief due to a suspected pelvic injury.

The woman has been transported to Prague's Motol Hospital where she will receive further medical care.

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