Lautertal (dpa / lby) - A 43-year-old lost his arm in a serious motorcycle accident on Autobahn 73 near Lautertal (Coburg district). The man, who did not have a driver's license, had bought the motorcycle in Coburg and wanted to drive it home, the police said on Friday. He is said to have driven too fast onto a driveway. When he noticed the curve, he braked and crashed into the central barrier with his motorcycle, injuring himself seriously. A rescue helicopter took him to a special clinic. Doctors there tried to save his arm.
A friend who had accompanied the 43-year-old to the purchase had followed in the car. After the accident on Thursday evening, according to the police, he stopped briefly, but then drove on to avoid being checked. According to investigations, neither the 43-year-old motorcyclist nor his friend of the same age had a driver's license. In addition, the seriously injured may have taken narcotics. The police are investigating both men.