Long wait for an ambulance: 15-year-old dies in a bus accident in Berlin

Two people were run over by a double-decker bus in Berlin on Saturday evening.

Long wait for an ambulance: 15-year-old dies in a bus accident in Berlin

Two people were run over by a double-decker bus in Berlin on Saturday evening. It takes 20 minutes for the first ambulances to arrive at the scene of the accident. A 15-year-old can only be recovered dead, her companion is in mortal danger.

A young pedestrian was killed in a serious accident with a double-decker bus in Berlin. According to rescue workers, another young person was life-threateningly injured when the bus hit both of them. According to the fire department, the two teenagers were trapped under the bus. In order to rescue them, a so-called rescue vehicle was used, which lifted the bus using hydraulic equipment. According to the first information from the police situation center, the fatality is a 15-year-old. Details about the injured person were not immediately available. She was taken to a hospital.

According to the information, the accident happened on Saturday around 6.45 p.m. on Leonorenstrasse in the Lankwitz district of the Steglitz-Zehlendorf district. The police could not provide any information on the exact course of events and the cause in the evening. There is a pedestrian traffic light near the accident site, according to rescue workers. Police and rescuers were at the scene of the accident. The fire brigade alone sent around 40 emergency services and several rescue and special vehicles. A helicopter was also on site.

An emergency doctor was on site nine minutes after the emergency call, but the first ambulance only after 20 minutes, said a spokesman for the fire brigade. The rescue service in Berlin has been heavily overloaded for some time, partly because there is a shortage of staff and there are many emergency calls that do not relate to real emergencies. According to the Berlin "Tagesspiegel" a few minutes before the accident, only two of the 104 ambulances manned in the evening were available - for the whole city. The others had already been on missions.

According to the police, several pastors were called to the scene of the accident because there were many witnesses to the accident. An extra vehicle was provided for this purpose. At the same time, the officials on site began investigations and questioned witnesses. How many people were sitting on the M82 bus was initially unclear.

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