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One dead after head-on collision with public bus

DDP/DPA/The Local · 26 Mar 2010, 14:28

Published: 26 Mar 2010 14:28 GMT+01:00

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The 43-year-old driver of a Volkswagen van drove into oncoming traffic for unknown reasons between Glücksburg und Flensburg. The driver and a four-year-old child sitting in the vehicle were injured, and the 71-year-old bus driver was killed.

Another four people on the bus were seriously injured, and 17 sustained minor injuries.

Fire fighters on the scene were forced to cut the Volkswagen driver, the child and one of the bus passengers from the vehicle wreckage.

Local sailors stationed in the coastal state and mental health workers were also on hand to help rescue workers treat accident victims, police said.

Click here for a gallery of accident cleanup efforts.

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22:45 March 26, 2010 by cklb
traffic is and will allways be dangerous (says one whom got a wrecked knee because of a drunk-driving women hit him as he walked along the street).

I am happy for the bus driver to be dead instead of still bing alive with severe and never healing damages, hope he didn't suffer to much pain. For whatever reason the van driver caused this accident, I hope he can live with it. Doesn't sound like a fun situation to accidentally cause the dead of someone else...
21:42 March 27, 2010 by dbert4
Unfortunately, the really story is that the van driver fought with his girlfriend and in a suicidal rage or whatever tried to "end it all" into a bus.

Access to American media absolutely needs to be blacked out in Europe, there was a time when this sheit was an almost exclusive American disease. As the moron "peschvogel" would offer, schade.
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