Car got into oncoming traffic: five dead in a frontal crash in northern Hesse


Fritzlar – Horror crash on Sunday evening on Bundesstrasse 253 in Northern Hesse! Five people were killed in the process.

As the police announced, around 8:30 p.m. near Fritzlar in the Schwalm-Eder district, two cars collided head-on. According to the first findings of the police, those killed were five adults – four men and one woman.

They were all occupants of the two vehicles and died at the scene of the accident, other vehicles were not involved in the accident. An expert should now find out the exact course of the accident. According to a police spokesman, after first impressions, excessive speed could have been a reason.



After the fatal accident, fire fighters were at the scene of the accident until late at nightPhoto: Nicole Schippers / dpa

According to the police, the car with the four men between the ages of 27 and 57 was on the B253 coming from Fritzlar in the direction of Bad Wildungen. At the end of an upgraded route and in the Unthanken district of Fritzlar, the car collided with an oncoming car in a right-hand bend, and according to the police, a 42-year-old woman was sitting in it. Both cars were therefore thrown into the ditch.

The site of the accident was cordoned off well into the night, and all five accident victims had to be freed from the completely destroyed wrecks by the fire brigade under erected light masts. The recovery of the wagons was completed at around 0.50 a.m. According to the police, the damage to property is around 45,000 euros.

An expert was called in by order of the Kassel public prosecutor’s office. A police spokesman reported that he had already looked at the scene of the accident. According to the information, a speed limit of 70 kilometers per hour applies at the scene of the accident.

It was not until mid-September that a serious traffic accident occurred in Hesse with four deaths. At Friedberg in the Wetterau district, a car driver was traveling in the wrong direction on Autobahn 5. At high speed, there was a head-on collision with an oncoming car with four young occupants. Two of them died and the other two were seriously injured.


After an accident with five dead on the federal highway 253 near Fritzlar, a wrecked car is recovered

After an accident with five dead on the federal highway 253 near Fritzlar, a wrecked car is recoveredPhoto: Nicole Schippers / dpa

Two other cars were involved in the accident. Any help came too late for the 68-year-old driver of one of the two cars. The 52-year-old driver of the other car was slightly injured. The wrong-way driver also died later in a clinic.

At the beginning of May this year, two people lost their lives in an accident with a truck on Autobahn 3 at Frankfurt Airport. The truck had collided with two cars parked there on the hard shoulder and caught two people outside the vehicles.

The two cars were therefore parked there because of a breakdown. A 35-year-old died at the scene of the accident, a 27-year-old was taken to a hospital, where the doctors could no longer help her.

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