The closure on the A1 in the direction of Hamburg-Bremen continues due to the clean-up work.  (Symbol image)

In a serious truck accident at the end of the traffic jam on the A1 near Oyten (Verden district), the 39-year-old driver of an empty refrigerated truck was seriously injured.

Oyten – In the event of a serious truck accident at the end of the traffic jam on the A1 near Oyten (Verden district, Lower Saxony) the 39-year-old driver of an empty refrigerated truck was seriously injured.

The closure on the A1 in the direction of Hamburg-Bremen continues due to the clean-up work. (Symbol picture) © Bodo Marks / dpa

The driver noticed the end of the traffic jam in front of the Oyten junction too late on Wednesday morning and sped unabated on an already stationary dangerous goods transporter, as the police announced.

The truck’s cab and engine block were torn off by the force of the impact.

In addition, damage to the road surface has been discovered, some of which now has to be re-laid.

The blocking of the directional lane HamburgBremen continues due to the cleanup.

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