On Thursday, there was a serious traffic accident on Landesstraße 124 in the Stade district near Hamburg, in which a 45-year-old man was injured.
Stade – On Landesstraße 124 in the Stade district Hamburg has a difficult Thursday afternoon traffic accident in which a 45-year-old motorist was injured.
As the police announced that evening, the accident occurred around 4.30 p.m. between the villages of Helmste-Sandkrug and Linah.
A 45-year-old driver from Stade was driving his car in the direction of Harsefeld. When he tried to overtake several vehicles in a straight line, the drama occurred.
Apparently the man had misjudged the distance of an oncoming car. A 52-year-old driver who was on the opposite lane at the time had to swerve and was thus able to avoid a frontal crash.
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The 45-year-old also evaded, but his vehicle crashed into a traffic sign and two trees on the side of the road with full force. His car was thrown around and left on the road, badly damaged.
The driver was trapped in his car. The local brigades from Helmste and Fredenbeck had to rescue the man with heavy equipment from his vehicle wreck before the helpers could provide him with medical care.
The accident victim was then taken to a Stader hospital with serious injuries. The driver of the second car, on the other hand, was lucky in the misfortune. He was unharmed.
Around 30 firefighters were on duty on Thursday afternoon for rescue and recovery work.
They secured the scene of the accident and supported the police in closing the main road.
The L124 had to be completely closed for about an hour, and traffic then jammed in both directions.
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The car of the 45-year-old accident victim was completely destroyed in the crash, the damage is estimated by the police at around 5000 euros.
How exactly the momentous accident came about is now part of the further investigation.