Dieburg (dpa / lhe) - An 18-year-old with 1.6 per thousand in the blood ran onto the tracks at the Dieburg train station and was hit by a train. He suffered serious head injuries and was taken to a hospital, the federal police said on Monday. The 18-year-old and his 24-year-old companion wanted to shorten the way to the train station in Dieburg over the tracks on Saturday evening.
The engine driver recognized the two men on the tracks and initiated emergency braking, it was said. However, this was no longer able to prevent the train from catching the young man and throwing him to the side. The 24-year-old was able to save himself in time and was not injured. According to the information, the officials found him to have the same blood alcohol level.
The train driver suffered a shock after the accident and had to stop working. According to the police, there were delays in train traffic into the night. The federal police are now investigating the two men for dangerous intervention in rail traffic.