One killed in bus crash on motorway

A fully-occupied travel bus hit a crane trailer on the A5 motorway in the German state of Hesse on Thursday morning, killing at least one person and injuring six others.

One killed in bus crash on motorway
Photo: DPA

A police spokesman in the town of Darmstadt said three of the people were severely injured in the crash, which happened shortly before 5am.

The mobile crane trailer had been travelling on the hard shoulder with warning lights on when the bus hit it, the police said. According to state broadcaster Hessische Rundfunk, the side of the bus was ripped open, and one of the 53 passengers was thrown out and was killed.

Traffic has been stopped on the A5 in Frankfurt direction and diverted along the parallel A67.

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