Rear-end collision on the a3: ten kilometers of traffic jam

On wednesday morning, a car was driving on the a3 near kleinlangheim (district of. Kitzingen) according to the police, a ford kuga hit a VW bus with a trailer in front of it at high speed. Both vehicles overturned and came to a halt in a parking lot. Two people were slightly injured, the driver of the ford had to be taken to hospital.

Shortly after 7 a.M. A 56-year-old ford kuga driver was driving on the a3 in the direction of frankfurt. On the high ground of the parking lot, between the junctions wiesentheid and kitzingen/schwarzach, he hit a vehicle combination consisting of a VW bus with trailer at high speed for reasons still unclear. According to the police, the force of the impact caused the ford to veer off the road to the right, overturning and hitting a truck parked in the parking lot. Because of the strong deformation of the car lying on its side, the driver was trapped in his vehicle.

The VW driver also lost control of his vehicle in the collision and rolled over. He was also thrown onto the parking lot to the right of the roadway. Miraculously, the 45-year-old driver and his 28-year-old co-driver escaped with bruises and cuts.

After the fire department had freed him from the car, the kuga driver was flown by rescue helicopter to a hospital in wurzburg. According to the current state of affairs, the injuries may also be of a lighter nature, the police reported. The police estimate the total damage at more than 45.000 euro. Traffic was backed up for more than 10 km in the direction of nurnberg due to the temporary total closure of the highway.

In addition to three ambulances and the "christoph 18" helicopter, the police said that 20 firefighters from the wiesentheid fire department, the geiselwind freeway maintenance department and two tow trucks were also involved in the cleanup work.

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