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

Truck crashes into bus stop injuring five children

Share this article

Truck crashes into bus stop injuring five children
Photo: DPA
12:54 CET+01:00
German police arrested on Wednesday morning a truck driver who crashed into a bus stop, injuring five children, including two schoolgirls seriously, and spilling gravel from the vehicle all over the road.

The accident took place at around 7am in the North Rhine-Westphalian city Duisburg, where a group of people were waiting at a bus stop.

According to regional paper the Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung (WAZ), the driver is thought to have overlooked a traffic island and lost control, which ended with him tipping the trailer over and spilling gravel everywhere.

The driver's cabin detached and span into the bus shelter, injuring two girls aged 10 and 17 who were taken to hospital with thigh fractures. One of the pair received emergency surgery which revealed further injury in other places. Three other children suffered less serious injuries.

The driver has been arrested for questioning and is, the WAZ said, thought to have sustained light injuries.

Emergency services at the scene were worried that there may have been another victim buried underneath the gravel truck and so lifted it up with a crane. Fortunately, there was nobody underneath.

Part of Uerdinger Straße, the site of the incident, has been closed until further notice in order to clean up.

DAPD/The Local/jcw

Get notified about breaking news on The Local

Share this article

Advertisement

From our sponsors

The Swedish university tackling the challenges of tomorrow

Ranked among the world's best young universities in the QS Top 50 Under 50, Linköping University (LiU) uses innovative learning techniques that prepare its students to tackle the challenges of tomorrow.

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

Popular articles

Advertisement
Advertisement