Ziegenhagen/Erxleben (dpa/sa) - A man died in a serious traffic accident in the Stendal district. Four other people were injured, some seriously. A minibus had left the oncoming lane early Monday morning on the federal highway 189 between Ziegenhagen and Erxleben and collided head-on with a truck, the police said. The 39-year-old bus driver was therefore trapped in his car and died on the spot.
According to the information from Monday, three passengers were taken to hospital with serious injuries, as was the slightly injured truck driver. A rescue helicopter was also used, it said. The federal highway remained completely closed on Monday morning. The cause of the accident was initially unclear.