A dramatic accident occurs on the A14 near Halle: After the collision of several cars and vans, there are dead and injured. A fire engine collided with a car on the way to the scene.
3 people died in a serious accident on the A14 near Halle in Saxony-Anhalt. There were also 19 injuries, including members of a junior football team, the police said. According to this, a van drove into a car between the Halle-Trotha and Halle-Tornau junctions. The car was then thrown away with three occupants and collided with another vehicle and a pickup truck. All three occupants of the car died at the scene of the accident. The inmates are three people from Saxony.
A total of 14 people were seriously injured and 5 people were slightly injured in the accident. The SV Fortuna Magdeburg junior soccer team was also involved in the accident. The football players are young people between the ages of 15 and 17. The team was on the way to a game in Merseburg (Saalekreis). All club members involved were taken to the hospital, it said. Nothing was initially known about the severity of the injuries.
"A terrible accident on the A14, in which unfortunately people died. We wish all relatives a lot of strength in these difficult hours. And hopefully a speedy recovery for all those injured," wrote 1. FC Magdeburg on Twitter.
The rescue workers were offered a picture of horror at the scene of the accident. According to a police spokeswoman, the three fatally injured were all traveling in a car. No information was initially given about their identity. First, the relatives would be informed and cared for, according to the police.
People were trapped in vehicles at the scene of the accident, and debris was scattered across the road. Only the remains of a car could be seen, a van was completely dented. Numerous rescue workers, fire brigades and rescue helicopters are in action, it said.
The motorway towards Dresden was completely blocked from 5 p.m. due to the rescue and recovery work. According to the police, there was also an accident on the way to the scene of the accident, with three minor injuries. At Riebeckplatz in Halle, a fire engine collided with a car and overturned. Around 12:40 a.m., the roughest clean-up work was completed and traffic slowly started rolling again.