2023 Author: Eric Donovan | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-08-25 09:36
Black ice has led to a large number of accidents in large parts of Germany. Two people died in Rhineland-Palatinate.
Lightning ice caused traffic chaos in large parts of Germany on Monday night. Numerous accidents occurred on smooth roads. According to the police, several people died and many were injured. Most of the accidents, however, were mild.
Two people were killed in Rhineland-Palatinate when a 22-year-old driver lost control of his car after overtaking on an icy road in the Altenkirchen district and crashed into several trees. A ten-year-old girl was thrown through the windshield and died in hospital from his injuries. A 38-year-old died at the accident site. Overall, there were more than 100 accidents in Rhineland-Palatinate, in which numerous people were mostly slightly injured.
In Saxony-Anhalt, a man died when his car crashed into a truck for an initially unknown cause. His companion was seriously injured. In Lörrach, Baden-Württemberg, a 64-year-old scooter driver got off the icy road and died.
Lots of sheet metal damage
In Hesse and Bavaria, too, there were frequent crashes on the slippery streets at night and in the early morning. At least 17 people were injured in Hessen. In the Bavarian district of Eichstätt, a 33-year-old mother got off the road when she saw black ice. The car overturned and hit the roof against a tree. The woman and her three children were hospitalized seriously injured.
Many drivers in Lower Saxony and North Rhine-Westphalia also began to slide. In the Kleve district, a 36-year-old man was seriously injured when his car hit a tree. In Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein, the emergency services had to go to around 100 black ice accidents. Many vehicles spun or went off the road. Mostly it remained with sheet metal damage.
There were also several accidents on the A 9 Berlin-Leipzig motorways and the western Berlin Ring of the A 10. On the A 9 alone, the police in Potsdam counted eleven accidents in the morning rush hour. (dpa)
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