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Drunk man dies trying to cross Autobahn on foot
The Citroen Kombi after the collision. Photo: DPA

Drunk man dies trying to cross Autobahn on foot

The Local · 17 Mar 2016, 16:00

Published: 17 Mar 2016 12:58 GMT+01:00
Updated: 17 Mar 2016 16:00 GMT+01:00

On Wednesday night, a young man was hit by a car and died near Braunschweig, Lower Saxony, when he and his friend tried to cross over the A2 autobahn by foot.

The two men, aged 20 and 22, were driving in the direction of Hanover with other passengers in a van and stopped at the "Zweidorfer Holz" service station, reports presseportal.de.

According to NonstopNews, the two men were drunk. They were denied alcohol at the station and were told to stay away from the house.

They then climbed over the railing of the highway and tried to cross over, apparently making for the service station on the other side.

While the 22-year-old reached the other side of the autobahn, his companion was hit by a Citroen Kombi and then run over by another car and a truck.

An emergency doctor was called but the victim died from his injuries. His friend as well as the two passengers of the Citroen were under shock and had to undergo medical examination.

The police arrested the 22-year-old after he resisted requests to show identification, threatening to run onto the motorway again.

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Afterwards, the autobahn was blocked until 1.30am.

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