In an accident between a milk truck and a car, two people were killed on federal highway 214, including an eleven-year-old boy.
Diepholz – On the federal highway 214 are in a head-on collision between a milk truck and a car killed two people, including an 11-year-old boy.
As the police confirmed in the evening, the collision occurred on Thursday afternoon around 2:45 p.m. in a long curve between the communities of Barver and Freistatt (Lower Saxony).
The car, which was occupied by a family from Poland, crashed head-on into the oncoming truck. All people were trapped by the force of the collision in the vehicle, it said.
First responders initially freed three people from the car, including a 33-year-old mother and her two children. Any help came too late for the family’s 52-year-old uncle, who had been behind the wheel.
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The eleven-year-old son had to be resuscitated, but died of serious injuries at the scene of the accident, the police said. The six-year-old daughter was seriously injured and flown to the hospital in a rescue helicopter.
The woman was also seriously injured in a hospital. Mother and daughter were out of danger in the evening, as a police spokeswoman said.
The collision caused the milk truck to be thrown into a field next to the road. The 46-year-old driver suffered a shock.
He too came to the hospital. An emergency chaplain supported the emergency services on site.
In the evening it was still unclear which of the vehicles had hit the oncoming traffic in the curve. An expert was called in by the police to clarify the exact cause of the accident. Traces were secured on site and initial investigations were made.
Federal highway 214 in the Diepholz district remained completely closed until the evening hours for rescue and clean-up work. A diversion has been set up.
In the evening, the police also thanked the first responders, who had provided first aid without hesitation until the rescue workers had arrived.