Bicycling and especially the e-bike are enjoying increasing popularity. A 20-year-old now paid for his hobby with his life.
- A 20-year-old is explored in the Schwäbisch Hall district.
- The young man is said to have ridden an e-bike.
- An empty battery should have been the reason.
Wolpertshausen – During the corona pandemic, business boomed in many bicycle shops. Cycling and e-biking were extremely popular because, for example, vacations fell flat or day trips were increasingly being made by bike during the restrictions. Now a 20-year-old has paid for the bike tour with his life. The terrible drama took place in Baden-Württemberg, in the Schwäbisch Hall district.
Schwäbisch Hall district: 20-year-old e-biker must have frozen to death
Residents found the dead person near Wolpertshausen. The 20-year-old is probably frozen to death, as the first investigations show. According to the German Press Agency (dpa), the police and public prosecutor announced that the man had been in Kirchberg an der Jagst and then wanted to set off in the direction of Schwäbisch Hall with his e-bike. He presumably ran out of battery while driving. The 20-year-old had to continue on foot.
A very bad case, the background of which remains unclear. The 20-year-old came just a few kilometers from the Wolpersthausen beach and froze there. As the DWD (German Weather Service) stated, it could have come to lows of minus seven degrees during the night.
Schwäbisch Hall district: 20-year-old probably died without outside interference
The young man was only found by local residents on Saturday morning. According to current investigations, the police are ruling out any extraneous effects, but further details remain very unclear.
As ziv-zweirad.de disclosed in a market data statistic on the homepage, approx. 3.2 million bicycles and e-bikes were sold in the first half of 2020. According to the site’s statistics, this corresponds to an increase of 9.2 percent. The e-bike itself enjoyed double-digit growth. (ank with dpa)