Bus accident near Magdeburg on the A2: 35 people
BIn a coach accident early Friday morning, six people were seriously injured and 29 people were slightly injured. The coach with 54 passengers was on Autobahn 2 Magdeburg left the road and overturned, police said. The direction of travel on the A2 in Hanover should remain completely closed until noon.
According to a dpa reporter, the travelers came from Poland, Ukraine, Belarus and Belgium, among others. The youngest inmates were about ten years old, said a police spokeswoman. The oldest travelers are around 60 years old. It was initially unclear which departure point and which destination the bus had.
The bus was on the route from Warsaw to Belgium with two drivers, said the deputy head of the Sinbad travel company, Bogdan Kurys, on Friday morning to the PAP news agency. He announced that a replacement bus was on the way to the scene of the accident.
Got off the freeway
The bus had left the motorway between the Börde Nord rest area and the Bornstedt junction to the right for an unknown reason, skidded and finally came to rest on the roof. Cranes, among other things, are used for the clearing work. The seriously injured were taken to the hospital, the other travelers were taken to a collection point in a replacement bus and treated there.
The last major bus accident near Magdeburg was almost 16 years ago. At that time, a truck on the Autobahn 14 near Könnern (Salzlandkreis) drove into a traffic jam with great force on a coach. 13 bus occupants died and 22 others were injured, some seriously. The truck driver was later sentenced to a nine-month suspended sentence for negligent homicide and negligent bodily harm.