Anger: Terrible accident on A8: man gets out of car and is hit by van

The truck hits the man head-on.

© BRK B.G.L.

Anger – Terrible scenes took place on the night of Holy Thursday (April 14) on the A8 (Munich – Salzburg) in heavy Easter traffic near Anger.

Update, 6:59 pm – BRK press release

The full message:

That Reichenhall Red Cross and the crew of Salzburg Emergency Medical Helicopter “Christophorus 6” were summoned on Holy 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 a van and was seriously injured.

At the Loithal bridge, a Citroën occupied by three Croats was driving south in heavy traffic in the left lane, with the driver collided with the VW of a 64-year-old Austrian womanwho had to slow down in front of him. The accident caused only some bodily harm; A 58-year-old Croatian man, who was sitting in the right rear of the Citroën, got out and moved into the right-hand lane without paying attention to the traffic behind him, so hit by a 62-year-old Austrian with his Ford pickup who swerved from the left lane to the right lane to avoid colliding with the Citroen parked in front of him.

The van collided with both the open rear passenger door of the Citroen and the Croat who had gotten out. thrown on the hood and windshield He was left on the road with serious injuries. Numerous witnesses at the scene immediately provided first aid and made an emergency call to the Traunstein control center. The Reichenhall Red Cross ground rescue service and the crew of the Salzburg emergency medical helicopter “Christophorus 6” treated the Croat and then took him to the Salzburg Accident Hospital.

the Traunstein Prosecutor’s Office ordered an expert to reconstruct the exact course of the accident. According to police, none of those involved in the accident showed any signs of failure in the form of alcohol or intoxicants. Due to the complex recording of the accident, traffic in the south was held up in places to the overseas crossing return. Side streets off the Autobahn were also severely overloaded at times.

Due to the current situation, the Traffic Police Inspection Traunstein road users should not simply get out of their vehicles in a traffic jam, but remain seated at all times, as dangerous situations can arise despite stopped traffic. In addition, the police ask that you always use one preventively in traffic jams or slow traffic. to create a rescue laneso that emergency services can get through quickly in an emergency.

Press release BRK Berchtesgadener Land District Association

Update, 10:15 am – Police press release

The police press release in full:

On Holy Thursday (April 14) at 6:35 p.m. there was a serious traffic accident on the A8 towards Salzburg, between the Neukirchen and Anger junctions. At the time of the accident, there was a lot of southbound travel traffic. At Loithalbrücke, a Croatian Citroen, occupied by three Croats, pulled into the left lane. A 64-year-old Austrian woman was driving in front of this car in her VW.

When he had to brake due to traffic, the driver of the Croatian Citroën recognized him too late and hit the Salzburger from behind. This rear-end collision only resulted in minor to medium body damage. An occupant of the Citroën, a 58-year-old Croatian, who was sitting in the right rear of the vehicle, suddenly left the car and moved into the right-hand lane without paying attention to the traffic behind him. Tragically, he was hit by a Ford pickup that swerved from the left lane to the right to avoid hitting the Citroen parked in front of it.

The Ford pick-up with Austrian plates, driven by a 62-year-old Austrian, collided with the Citroen’s open rear passenger door and the Croat who had gotten out. The 58-year-old man was thrown onto the hood and windshield of the truck and then pulled over to the roadside with serious injuries. Numerous witnesses at the scene provided first aid.

Due to the severity of the injuries, which cannot yet be estimated, the injured person was taken by rescue helicopter to a special clinic in Salzburg. The Traunstein public prosecutor’s office commissioned an expert at the crash site to reconstruct the exact course of the crash. None of those involved in the accident showed signs of failure in the form of alcohol or intoxicants.

Due to the complex recording of the accident, traffic in the south was held up in places up to the Übersee junction. Side streets off the Autobahn were also severely overloaded at times. Due to the tragic traffic accident, the Traunstein traffic police ask road users not to simply leave their vehicles in traffic jams, but to remain seated in the vehicle, as dangerous situations can arise despite stopped traffic. In addition, the Traunstein traffic police point out that a rescue lane should be formed in case of traffic jams or slow traffic, especially during the peak travel season.

Press release traffic police Traunstein

The first message:

Around 6:35 p.m., the serious accident occurred between the intersections of Neukirchen and Anger (Berchtesgadener Land district). According to the police, a Citroën with Croatian registration was driving on the Loithal bridge in the left lane in the direction of Salzburg. The driver of the car realized too late that a VW with an Austrian license plate in front had to brake hard due to the high volume of traffic. That’s why the Citroën collided with the VW.

Actually a “harmless” bodily injury accident, if a passenger sitting in the rear of the Citroen hadn’t suddenly jumped out of the vehicle on the right side. The 58-year-old Croatian entered the right lane of the highway, not paying attention to the traffic. The consequences were devastating: the man was hit by a Ford truck that had just changed lanes to avoid coming into contact with the accident that had just occurred.

The Croatian was thrown against the hood and the windshield of the truck and was later left on the highway with serious injuries. Numerous eyewitnesses immediately provided first aid. “Due to the severity of the injuries, which cannot yet be estimated, the injured person was taken by rescue helicopter to a special clinic in Salzburg,” traffic police in Traunstein said. After the accident, the A8 had to be closed. As a result, there was a massive traffic jam.

*More information to follow*

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