Römerstein (dpa / lsw) - In a serious traffic accident involving four vehicles on the B28 near Römerstein, a man died and a woman suffered serious injuries. Eight other people were seriously injured in the accident on Monday in the Reutlingen district, the police said in the evening.
A car drove into oncoming traffic between the village of Zainingen and the Laichingen district of Feldstetten for reasons that are still unclear. There, the vehicle struck an oncoming car, which got into the oncoming lane as a result of the collision and collided head-on with a third vehicle. Its engine compartment immediately caught fire, it was said. The first car then collided with an oncoming fourth car.
According to the information, the passenger of this car died at the scene of the accident, the passenger of the first car suffered serious injuries. All those involved in the accident were taken to hospitals. The route was closed for several hours. According to initial estimates, the damage was at least 170,000 euros.
The rescue service was on site with four rescue helicopters and ten ambulances. In addition, 80 firefighters with 15 emergency vehicles moved out.