“An unimaginable picture of what the emergency services have to offer,” said a police spokeswoman. Suddenly the car went off the road.
Rheurdt – When a car crashed into a tree, three people died on the Lower Rhine – including a child and an infant. The driver and the two small children succumbed to their injuries at the scene of the accident, the police said in the evening. A passenger was seriously injured and is being treated in a hospital. It was said that heavy rain had set in at the time of the accident.
According to initial findings, the investigators assume that the car wanted to overtake a tractor near Rheurdt-Schaephuysen (NRW) on Monday afternoon and went off the road for an unknown reason. The vehicle crashed into a tree and was torn in two.
“An unimaginable picture of what the emergency services have to offer,” said a police spokeswoman. Psychosocial support is offered to emergency services. Further details about the course of the accident and the identity of the accident victims were not initially known. dpa