Multiple pile-up results in 24 injuries

Heavy rain on the A73 near Möhrendorf on September 15, 2022 (archive image)
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There was a serious accident on the A1. A driver lost control of his car in heavy rain, and there were several collisions. The route towards Hamburg is closed.

BIn a pile-up on the A1 near Elsdorf in Lower Saxony, eleven cars collided. 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 added in the evening. “All other victims are likely to have suffered minor injuries,” it said.

The autobahn was completely in direction from the connection point Bockel Hamburg locked. 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. The investigators estimated the damage to property at around 100,000 euros.

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