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Serious accident after fleeing the police – seven patrol cars pursued a car thief

Created: 10/17/2022, 7:16 am

In Olsberg auf der B480 endete vor diesem Baum die riskante Fahrt mit dem gestohlenen Fahrzeug.
In Olsberg on the B480, the risky journey with the stolen vehicle ended in front of this tree. © Edgar Schmidt/Olsberg fire brigade

A 27-year-old had an accident in a stolen car while fleeing from the police in the Hochsauerland district.

Olsberg – The 27-year-old had apparently lost control of the Citroën Berlingo at high speed and hit a tree on the side of the road on an embankment. He was able to get himself out of the vehicle, but was taken to a hospital with serious injuries accompanied by the police, the Olsberg fire brigade announced early Monday morning.

Olsberg: chase with seven patrol cars

It was the end of what must have been a cinematic chase. At that time, seven police cars were after the 27-year-old in his stolen Citroën.

The vehicle was reported stolen by its owner on Sunday evening in the city of Arnsberg (NRW). The 27-year-old is said to have caused an accident with the car on Autobahn 46. There was only minor fender damage.

Olsberg: Fleeing from the police – 27-year-old had an accident with a stolen Citroën

In Olsberg he drove at high speed from the autobahn onto the B480 federal road in the direction of Winterberg. He was now being followed by seven police cars until he apparently lost control of the car. The man crashed the Citroën into a tree on the side of the road.

Großes Polizeiaufgebot mit 7 Streifenwagen nach der Verfolgung von Arnsberg bis Olsberg.
Large police presence with 7 patrol cars after the pursuit from Arnsberg to Olsberg. © Edgar Schmidt, Olsberg fire brigade

According to the fire brigade, they were on site with four vehicles and 19 emergency services. Since the accident driver was not trapped in the vehicle, three vehicles were able to leave the scene again at 11:30 p.m. During the operation, the B480 was initially completely closed, but later one-sided traffic was allowed again. The fire department did not have any information about the extent of the damage. The operation ended at 1:15 a.m. (ml)

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