A1 blocked in the direction of Hamburg: Dozens injured in a pile-up

In heavy rain, a driver loses control of the vehicle on the A1.

A1 blocked in the direction of Hamburg: Dozens injured in a pile-up

In heavy rain, a driver loses control of the vehicle on the A1. The result is a traffic jam, at the end of which more than ten cars collide. More than 20 people are injured, two of them have to be taken to a hospital.

In a mass collision on the A1 near Elsdorf in Lower Saxony, eleven cars drove into each other. According to police information, 24 people were injured on Saturday afternoon. A seriously injured and a slightly injured pregnant woman were taken to hospitals, the police said. "All other victims are likely to have suffered minor injuries," it said.

The Autobahn was completely closed from the Bockel junction in the direction of Hamburg. The closure should last for hours, as the police announced in the early evening. According to the information, a driver had lost control of his vehicle around 3:13 p.m. in heavy rain. He went off the road.

As a result, heavy traffic caused a kilometer-long traffic jam, it was said. At around 3:50 p.m., more than ten cars collided at the end of the traffic jam near the Elsdorf junction. Investigators estimated the damage to property at around 100,000 euros.

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