Five people injured in a traffic accident on B48

Tuned vehicle | Image: Kirchheimbolanden Police Department
Tuned vehicle | Image: Kirchheimbolanden Police Department

Winnweiler (Donnersbergkreis) (ots) - Early on Sunday evening, one person was seriously injured and four people were slightly injured in a traffic accident on Bundestraße 48, between Winnweiler and Schweisweiler. A 57-year-old woman from the Donnersbergkreis came with her transporter to the left on the opposite lane and first grazed an oncoming car in the rear area before there was a head-on collision with a following oncoming car. Due to the force of the impact, the van tipped over on the right side of the vehicle. The person who caused the accident and her eight-year-old passenger were slightly injured in the hospital. The driver of the first oncoming car and his passenger were also slightly injured and were taken to hospital as a precaution. The 75-year-old driver of the third vehicle involved was seriously injured and flown to the hospital by rescue helicopter. The two vehicles in the frontal collision were no longer ready to drive and had to be towed away. The total damage is estimated at around fifty thousand euros. The rescue service, a rescue helicopter, the Winnweiler fire brigade, the road maintenance department and the police were involved in the operation. The federal highway 48 had to be completely closed for several hours in the accident area. | pirok

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Originally written by: Police Directorate Kaiserslautern

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