Diesdorf (dpa/sa) - A 78-year-old cyclist died in a traffic accident near Diesdorf (Altmarkkreis Salzwedel). As the police announced on Wednesday, a car that was driving behind the man on the road to Schadewohl on Tuesday evening collided with the cyclist. As a result of the collision, he was thrown several meters onto a green strip. Despite rescue attempts by first responders and emergency services, the cyclist succumbed to his serious injuries at the scene of the accident. The 30-year-old driver was not injured.
A breath alcohol test showed a value of more than 1.5 per thousand. The man has lost his driver's license for the time being, and the police are now investigating exactly how the accident happened. According to the information, the man is expected to face negligent homicide and endangering road traffic.