Once it wasn’t just the car that was blue |
Two small cars crashed into a ditch
Altdorf/Mayen – Once the car and its occupants were blue, once only the car: two small cars were involved in serious accidents in Rhineland-Palatinate at the weekend.
Although the accidents occurred a good 120 kilometers and 26 hours apart, they presented the rescuers with the same picture when they arrived: a small, blue car in the ditch to the right of the country road.
The first accident was discovered on Saturday (September 17, 2022) at 4:11 a.m. on the K 28 between Kehrig and Kollig in the Eifel. A blue VW Polo had veered off the road to the right, struck the guardrail and rolled over.
Police and emergency services found a 22-year-old trapped in the passenger seat. He was drunk. Because the 22-year-old has not yet been responsive, according to the police, it is still unclear whether he was left behind by the driver or whether he was driving himself and was thrown into the right front seat by the force of the impact. Investigators are looking for witnesses on 02651-80 10.
In the southern Palatinate, a 24-year-old was torn from a microsleep on Sunday at around 6.30 a.m. on the L 540 between Altdorf and Freimersheim by a loud bang. She had dozed off at the wheel on the bridge over the Lachgraben, of all places. Her blue Suzuki Swift pulled to the right, broke the railing, and fell into the creek.
The volunteer fire brigades from Edenkoben and Maikammer immediately raced to the scene of the accident with a first responder (particularly medically trained first aider), police and DRK. They were able to pick up the injured young woman in the car, and she was taken to the hospital for an examination. Fortunately, the doctors there determined: nothing serious.
The 24-year-old not only has to cope with pain, shock and 12,000 euros in damage, but also with a complaint. Chief Inspector Franz J. Unnold from the Edenkoben police: “The driver is now expecting criminal proceedings for endangering road traffic.” The penalties of paragraph 315 c range from a fine to five years in prison.