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Published on Oct 2, 2019
A1 - Heavy traffic accident at the end of the traffic jam - Car crashes on truck - RTH Christoph Dortmund D-HIMU
Hagen, 02.10.2019 - (fb) There was a serious rear-end collision this morning around 11:30 clock on the A1 at Hagen. A driving toward Cologne 27-year-old Lada Niva driver noticed, according to current knowledge, the jam lying in front of him too late. At high speed, he drove about 500 meters off the AS hagen-Nord to a mobile concrete mixer. Here at the off-road vehicle in the front area was completely destroyed and the driver caught in his vehicle.
First responders looked after the life-threatening injured man exemplary, until the rescue workers arrived. The fire brigade freed him from the wreckage, rescue workers and emergency physicians provided him with a rescue helicopter, which finally transported him to a special clinic.
The highway was closed during rescue operations and as long as the helicopter was still in place in the direction of Cologne. Later, the traffic could be led by one lane at the accident site. It created a backwater of about 7 kilometers in length.
A rescue lane was available, but it would be desirable, so the police, if this would have been a bit wider, especially to get the larger fire trucks quickly and safely to the scene of the accident.