Gotha (dpa/th) - Three people were seriously injured in a rear-end collision on the A4 near Gotha on Sunday evening. A 71-year-old drove his car into the car in front and then left the road, the police said on Sunday. His vehicle then overturned and landed on its roof in the ditch. The driver and another passenger were taken to a hospital with serious injuries.
In addition, the car that was rammed from behind skidded on the A4 and came to a stop in the left lane. The 58-year-old driver was also seriously injured. Paramedics took him to a clinic. After the accident, the Autobahn was temporarily closed in the direction of Dresden. Further details as well as the exact cause of the accident were not initially known.