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Wheelchair Fan Skewered At AC/DC Gig

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A quadriplegic man has been seriously injured at an AC/DC concert after his friend hit the joystick of his motorised wheelchair, catapulting him into the mosh pit. Skip related content

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Witnesses said a metal pin used by the 31-year-old man to manoeuvre objects embedded in his eye as his chair crashed more than a metre to the floor of Brisbane's Queensland Sport and Athletic Centre.

The venue is facing criticism for not placing a proper barrier in front of the wheelchair podium.

The platform had side and rear barriers, but the only barrier at the front of the podium was a strip of timber and plastic caution tape.

The incident happened as more than 45,000 fans enjoyed the legendary Aussie rockers' second of two sold-out shows in the city.

The man's friend accidentally struck the joystick with his hand, and the wheelchair shot forward and fell off the platform.

A witness said the man's friend was "shattered, just devastated by what happened".

Paramedics immediately attended to the injured man, a former truck driver who was paralysed in an accident.

A hospital official said the man is out of intensive care but remains in a serious, but stable condition.

Stadiums Queensland, the organisation which controls the venue, issued a statement saying it was aware of the incident and was investigating.


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Jeebus Cripes!


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It wasn't an accident. The "friend" hit the joystick on purpose. I was thinking of Uke the Slinky when I read this.


I started ophph with nuthin, and I can safely say I have most of it left....

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I'm getting the same vibe as Freddie.......Something's missing from this "story",
they don't call it Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll fer nothing.

Sounds more like Dirty Deeds, Done Dirt Cheap!!

-- Edited by Calvin on Tuesday 2nd of March 2010 09:03:03 AM


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