Blue light in Rhine-Main: Dead at Offenbach-truck fire on A7-onlookers transport traffic jam

< strong> Offenbach < /strong > One person was fatally injured in a serious rear-end collision on the motorway near Offenbach am Main. The accident occurred on

Blue light in Rhine-Main: Dead at Offenbach-truck fire on A7-onlookers transport traffic jam

< strong> Offenbach < /strong > One person was fatally injured in a serious rear-end collision on the motorway near Offenbach am Main. The accident occurred on Tuesday morning on the parallel highways 66 and 45 between the Langenselbolder triangle and the Hanauer Kreuz in the direction of Frankfurt, as the police announced on Tuesday. < / p> < p class="atc-text paragraph" > According to initial findings, a truck is said to have driven into the end of a traffic jam. As a result, two involved vehicles caught fire. Since then, the roadway in the direction of Frankfurt is completely closed. Further information on the exact course of the accident, as well as the resulting property damage were initially unknown. Police and fire departments are on site with numerous emergency services. In addition, according to the police, a rescue helicopter has already been requested. A longer-lasting full closure is expected.

< strong> Kirchheim < / strong > On the Autobahn 7 in the direction of Fulda, a truck caught fire, resulting in a rear-end collision. The 61-year-old driver of the truck was traveling between Niederaula and Schlitz near Kirchheim in the district of Hersfeld-Rotenburg on Monday evening when he had to stop on the pavement because of a technical fault, police said on Tuesday. The 61-year-old driver found that oil from the engine compartment ran across the road, which suddenly ignited and developed into a fire in the driver's cab. < / p>

When trying to delete his vehicle, the driver of the truck was slightly injured. He went to the hospital with suspected smoke inhalation. The fire caused damage in the amount of about 100,000 euros. < / p> < p class="atc-text paragraph" > A little later, at the end of the traffic jam resulting from the fire, a rear-end collision occurred. According to initial findings, another truck driver had missed the end of the traffic jam and collided with a truck in front. The vehicle of the driver then tilted with the right side of the vehicle against the embankment and remained there. The cause of the accident was slightly injured. The accident resulted in property damage in the amount of about 234,000 euros.

Updated Date: 02 June 2021, 00:01

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