Editions:  Austria · Denmark · France · Germany · Italy · Norway · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland
Advertisement

Driver hits group waiting for metro - kills one

Share this article

Driver hits group waiting for metro - kills one
Photo: DPA
09:08 CEST+02:00
A 64-year-old man was killed and four people left injured after a driver lost control of his car and ploughed into a group of people waiting at a metro stop on Tuesday evening in Hannover, Lower Saxony, police announced.

Around 30 people were waiting for a train near the Hannover Congress Centre, when an Audi travelling at high speed smashed into the group, knocking people over and throwing some into the air.

A man and woman, aged 64 and 56 respectively were thrown 30 metres through the air. The man died later in hospital and the woman is, according to a police spokesman, fighting for her life. A further two women were taken to hospital to be treated for shock.

The car clipped part of the train stop, ricocheted off a nearby tree and then crashed into another tree which managed to bring it to a halt. The 57-year-old driver was trapped in the vehicle and had to be cut out by firemen. He survived and is being treated for serious injuries in hospital.

Hannover police are not sure why the driver lost control of his car, or why he was travelling at such a high speed but have launched a full investigation and are asking for witnesses to come forward. A spokesman confirmed on Wednesday morning that a wheelchair and crutches were found in the car, but said they had nothing to do with the accident.

DPA/DAPD/The Local/jcw

Get notified about breaking news on The Local

Share this article

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Jobs
Click here to start your job search
Advertisement
Advertisement

Popular articles

Advertisement
Advertisement