NewsSeveral accidents due to slippery roads

Several accidents due to slippery roads

Snow and slippery conditions made things difficult for some motorists. The result was several injuries and closed roads.

Berlin – The winter has caused difficult conditions on Germany’s roads. The Autobahn 73 was completely closed for around two hours on Thursday after several slippery accidents between Eisfeld-Süd and Coburg.

Three accidents occurred in quick succession, as a result of which the roadway could no longer be safely driven on because of the accident vehicles, debris and gravel, the police said in the evening. With the rush hour, the police expected even more accidents. The German Weather Service (DWD) also warned of ice in the morning.

Two trucks crashed in the evening in the Brandenburg district of Teltow-Fläming. The fire engine that was called to the rescue skidded and rolled over. According to initial information, three occupants were injured.

A truck accident on the A11 Berlin-Stettin caused hours of delays in both directions and around 120,000 euros in damage in Western Pomerania. As a police spokeswoman said on Friday, the semitrailer skidded on the icy road on Thursday evening and broke through the central barrier. The driver was not injured, but the tank was ruptured and fuel spilled out. The autobahn was blocked in both directions between Schmölln and Penkun for hours to recover the accident vehicle.

On Thursday afternoon and evening there were a total of 15 accidents with two serious injuries in the Mecklenburg Lake District. According to the police, most of the accidents were caused by “unadapted, too high speed on slippery winter roads”. According to the police, there were 92 weather-related accidents in Thuringia on Thursday evening, in which a total of eleven people were injured. Among other things, a truck on the A38 motorway with an unsuccessful overtaking maneuver caused a major accident involving several vehicles. Two people were injured and the A38 had to be closed in both directions. dpa

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