In Kamen and Ratingen, trains dragged cars along – in Grevenbrück a man was hit by a train: In North Rhine-Westphalia there were three accidents in one day.
A 43-year-old driver is in an unrestricted Railroad Crossing in Ratingen near Düsseldorf by one freight train caught and seriously injured. According to witnesses, the woman was dating scratch despite the red flashing warning light that warned of the approaching train, drove her car onto the tracks, the police in Mettmann reported on Friday.
The 28 year old engine driver from Oberhausen initiated emergency braking with the train, but was no longer able to prevent the collision. He suffered a slight shock. The woman’s limousine was hit by the train and, according to the fire department, was carried away around 50 meters on Thursday evening. The wreck lay on its side.
A 42-year-old and a 22-year-old driver, who had been waiting with their cars on the opposite side of the level crossing, helped the woman until the rescue workers arrived first aid. According to the fire department, the woman came in hospital.
Three serious train accidents in NRW in one day
He was not the only train accident on Thursday in NRW: In Grevenbrueck A 79-year-old man from Lennestadt died in the morning when he was struck by a workshop train was recorded.
The exact circumstances have not yet been clarified, but the police in Olpe now assumes a tragic accident. According to the police, there were no indications of other reasons. Presumably, the pedestrian wanted to take a shortcut across the railway tracks and overlooked the approaching workshop train on a siding.
In Came another person died in a train accident: his car was hit by a train on the line at a level crossing in the morning RRX captured and dragged 100 meters. Here the police do not exclude a suicide. (with dpa)
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