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Car on wrong side of road collides with school bus

The Local · 26 Oct 2009, 11:04

Published: 26 Oct 2009 11:04 GMT+01:00

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The bus, which was carrying 54 children, then smashed into a second car, slightly injuring two other people.

The crash happened at the Deggendorf junction of the A92 motorway, north of Munich, at 7:35 am.

The 71-year-old female driver of the car, who came from the nearby town of Deggendorf, was killed.

Crash investigators said there was no initial indication of how she came to be driving the wrong way on the motorway, though they were continuing to seek answers.

The injured children, none of whom were seriously wounded, were taken to hospital and the rest of the children given counselling at the nearby Red Cross Centre.

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The A92 motorway was closed for several hours.

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12:50 October 26, 2009 by The-ex-pat
Geisterfahrer story, must be at least a couple of days since we have had on of those!
09:45 October 27, 2009 by DoubleDTown
Germany's been building these Autobahns for decades, and reading about wrong-way drivers a long time too. When are they going to figure out it's worth spending a few (hundred?) thousand Euro more on their on/off ramps and NOT putting them as close together as they do? Wrong way driving happens occasionally in the U.S., but surely not as often and I'd wager it's because the U.S. doesn't have such insanely engineered on/off ramps.
09:58 October 27, 2009 by sylaan
Or just make it mandatory for people above a certain age to undertake a medical exam or something, make sure they can still drive.

You can say what you want but I've seen a lot of elderly people who should NOT be allowed to drive anymore. They are a danger to themselves and to others.
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