Anger – Terrible scenes took place on the evening of Maundy Thursday (April 14) on the A8 (Munich – Salzburg) in heavy Easter traffic near Anger.
Update, 6:59 p.m. – BRK press release
The message in full:
That Reichenhall Red Cross and the crew of Salzburg emergency doctor helicopter “Christophorus 6” were required on Maundy Thursday shortly after 6.30 p.m. on the A8, where they entered the Loithalbrücke in the direction of Salzburg 58-year-old Croatian hit by van and was seriously injured.
On the Loithal bridge, a Citroën occupied by three Croats was driving south in heavy traffic in the left lane, with the driver drove in the VW of a 64-year-old Austrianwho had to slow down in front of him. The accident caused only a few bodily injuries; A 58-year-old Croatian, who was sitting in the rear right of the Citroën, got out and moved into the right lane without paying attention to the traffic behind, which is why he hit by a 62-year-old Austrian with his Ford pick-up who swerved from the left lane to the right lane to avoid hitting the stationary Citroën in front of him.
The pick-up collided with the open rear passenger door of the Citroën and the Croat who had exited thrown on the hood and the windshield was left on the roadway with serious injuries. Numerous witnesses on the spot immediately administered first aid and made an emergency call to the Traunstein control centre. The Red Cross Ground Rescue Service in Reichenhall and the crew of the Salzburg emergency medical helicopter “Christophorus 6” treated the Croat and then airlifted him to the Salzburg Accident Hospital.
To die Traunstein public prosecutor’s office ordered an expert to reconstruct the exact course of the accident. Police say none of those involved in the crash showed signs of alcohol or intoxicant failure. Due to the complex registration of the accident, traffic in the south was blocked in places at the overseas junction to return to. The side streets of the highway were also very congested at times.
Due to the current situation, the Traunstein traffic police inspection road users not to simply leave their vehicle in a traffic jam, but to remain seated at all times, as dangerous situations can arise despite stationary traffic. In addition, the police ask you to always use one preventively in traffic jams or slow traffic. to create an escape corridorso that help can intervene quickly in the event of an emergency.
Press release BRK Berchtesgadener Land neighborhood association
Update, 10:15 a.m. – Police release
The police press release in full:
On Maundy Thursday (April 14) at 6.35 p.m., a serious traffic accident occurred on the A8, direction Salzburg, between the Neukirchen and Anger intersections. At the time of the accident, there was heavy southbound traffic. On the Loithalbrücke, a Croatian Citroën, occupied by three Croats, enters the left lane. A 64-year-old Austrian woman drove past this car in her VW.
When she had to brake due to traffic, the driver of the Croatian Citroën recognized her too late and crashed into the Salzburger from behind. This rear-end collision caused only light to moderate bodily injury. An occupant of the Citroën, a 58-year-old Croat, who was seated in the right rear of the vehicle, suddenly left the car and pulled into the right lane without paying attention to the traffic behind. Tragically, he was hit by a Ford pick-up which swerved from the left lane to the right to avoid colliding with the stationary Citroën in front of him.
The Austrian-registered Ford pick-up truck, driven by a 62-year-old Austrian, collided with the open rear passenger door of the Citroën and the Croatian who had climbed out. The 58-year-old man was thrown onto the hood and windshield of the van, then came to rest in the road with serious injuries. Many witnesses on the spot provided first aid.
Due to the severity of the injuries, which cannot yet be estimated, the injured person was transported by rescue helicopter to a special clinic in Salzburg. The Traunstein public prosecutor’s office commissioned an expert at the scene of the accident to reconstruct the precise course of the accident. None of those involved in the accident showed any signs of failure in the form of alcohol or intoxicants.
Due to the complex registration of the accident, traffic in the south was blocked in places up to the Übersee junction. The side streets of the highway were also very congested at times. Due to the tragic traffic accident, the Traunstein traffic police ask road users not to just leave their vehicles in traffic jams, but to remain seated in the vehicle, as dangerous situations can arise despite the traffic stopped. In addition, the Traunstein traffic police point out that an escape route must be formed in the event of traffic jams or slow traffic, especially during the peak travel season.
Traunstein traffic police press release
The first message:
Around 6:35 p.m., the serious accident occurred between the crossroads of Neukirchen and Anger (district of Berchtesgadener Land). According to the police, a Citroën with Croatian registration was driving over the Loithal bridge in the left lane towards Salzburg. The driver of the car realized too late that a VW with Austrian registration driving ahead had to brake suddenly due to the high volume of traffic. The Citroën therefore hit the VW.
In fact, a “harmless” accident with bodily injury – if a passenger sitting in the back of the Citroën had not suddenly jumped out of the vehicle on the right side. The 58-year-old Croatian pulled into the right lane of the highway – not paying attention to traffic. The consequences are devastating: the man is hit by a Ford pick-up which has just changed lanes to avoid coming into contact with the accident which has just occurred.
The Croat was thrown onto the hood and into the windshield of the pick-up and then remained on the highway with serious injuries. Many eyewitnesses immediately administered first aid. “Due to the severity of the injuries, which cannot yet be estimated, the injured person was transported by rescue helicopter to a special clinic in Salzburg,” the traffic police in Traunstein said. After the accident, the A8 had to be closed. As a result, there was a huge traffic jam.
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