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Electric wheelchair tours show Colombian city from new angle – AP News

MEDELLIN, Colombia (AP) — Wilson Guzmán lost the use of his legs at age 17 when he was shot in the back while trying to recover a stolen bicycle in his hometown of Medellin, Colombia.

Two decades later, he glides through the city’s streets using an electric hand-bike attached to the front of his wheelchair. He recently gave a tour of Medellin’s parks to seven people who followed him down bike lanes and up steep hills on similar vehicles.

“Every person who gets on these wheelchairs leaves with a smile,” said Guzmán. “They also learn what it’s like to be in the shoes of someone with a disability.”

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