Accident on the Lahnstraße

An accident on the Lahnstraße (B456) on Friday afternoon (7th July, 2017) caused an estimated €28,000 of damage.

A 33-year-old driver in a Ford car approached the crossing with the Dornbachstraße coming from Bad Homburg and wanted to turn left into the Alte-Leipziger-Platz.  They oversaw an Audi coming out of Oberursel and travelling towards Bad Homburg.  The cars hit each other and the Ford ended up on its roof, leaving the driver with slightly injured.

B456 closed this morning, one dead

The B456 road connecting Oberursel with Bad Homburg was closed this morning, Tuesday, 4th July, 2017, after an accident.
A 73-year-old man from Hanau was driving his BMW towards Dornholzhausen when, near the Oberstedten exit, he hit the oncoming traffic, first hitting a VW driven by a 60-year-old man. The VW hit the crash barrier and bounced back onto the road.
Meanwhile the BMW continued on the left-hand side of the road and hit another VW, driven by a 26-year-old woman from Bad Homburg, head on. Both drivers were stuck in their vehicles and had to be freed by the emergency services.
The 73-year-old was unconscious at the scene and later died in hospital. The 26-year-old was taken to hospital with serious injuries, although these are not said to be life-threatening.
Three ambulances, two emergency doctors and a number of police and the fire brigade all attended. The road was closed from 7am until 9.30am, causing a considerable amount of traffic to travel through Bad Homburg instead.

Witnesses sought after accident in the Schulstrasse

Police are looking for witnesses after a white Opel Corsa, parked in the Schulstraße in Oberursel, was hit by another car sometime between 10pm on Thursday, 29th June, and 2pm on Friday, 30 June, 2017.
The other car left the scene of the accident without the driver reporting it.
Anyone who can help is asked to call Oberursel police on 06171 62400.

Accident on the Lahnstrasse

An accident on the Lahnstraße on Tuesday, 25th April, 2017 at 6.45 in the evening caused €13,500 worth of damage according to local police.
A Ford Focus with a 40-year-old driver from the Wetteraukreis was driving along the Dornbachstraße towards the “Alte Leipziger-Platz”, and wanted to turn left at the crossing with the Lahnstraße.
An Opel Corsa, driven by a 66-year-old man from Oberursel hat right of way, causing the driver of the Ford Focus to brake.
The 20-year-old-driver of a VW Golf from Friedriedrichsdorf noticed this too late and hit the Focus from behind, pushing it into the path of the Corsa.
Luckily, no-one was hurt.

Wild animals on the Kanonenstrasse

About €9,200 of damage are estimated to have been caused when a 29-year-old driver braked to avoid hitting wild animals on the Kanonenstraße.

The driver was travelling along the road towards Oberursel in his Mitsubishi at around 5.20am on Thursday, 30th October, 2014, when he noticed a herd of wild animals standing on the road.  He braked so hard, that the car skidded and hit the crash barrier.

Three accidents in one day

Police were called to attend three different road traffic accidents on Monday, 6th October, 2014 in Oberursel.

The first occured at around 2pm on Monday afternoon when an 11-year-old girl stepped out without warning in front of a bus at a bus stop in the Zimmersmühlenweg. She was hit by a Ford Fiesta travelling towards Stierstadt and slightly injured.

The next accident was just before 4.30pm on the Nassauer Straße. The 44-year-old driver of an Audi was hit from behind by a VW Polo being driven by a 87-year-old. The Audi driver had braked due to the traffic in front. They sustained light injuries and the damage to the cars was estimated at €2,300.

Finally at 8.45pm, back in the Zimmersmühlenweg the 32-year-old driver of an Audi A5 travelling towards Stierstadt tried to turn around on the main road, at which point they were hit by the car behind them, an Opel being driving by a 19-year-old. The damage here is estimated at €7,400.

Parked cars damaged in the Frankfurter Landstraße

A 74-year-old man from Frankfurt was travelling with his wife in a Mercedes car along the Frankfurter Landstraße on Saturday, 16th August, 2014 at around 9.35am.

At some point he blacked out, swerving to the left and hitting three parked cars.  Although no-one was hurt, the damaged caused amounted to around €32,500.  The Mercedes had to be towed away.

Car flipped over on the Kanonenstraße

Monday evening (26th May, 2014) saw another accident on the Kanonenstraße.  A Ford Ranger, being driven by a 50-year-old from Schmitten was travelling up the hill Oberursel towards the Sandplacken.

At the 6.3km point at the end of a left-hand bend the driver appears to have lost control of the vehicle, which police suggest may be due to travelling too fast on the wet road.  The car skidded of the road, hitting the crash barrier and flipping over, injuring the driver and causing €21,000 of damage.

Accident on the Kanonenstraße

An accident on the Kanonenstraße between the Sandplacken and Applausekurve left one person injured and caused €9,000 of damage on Monday morning (26th May, 2014).

The 20-year-old driver of a VW Polo was travelling downhill from the Sandplacken just before 8am when her car skidded in a right-hand bend due to the road being wet.  She collided with a transporter travelling in the opposite direction, sustaining bruising and grazes in the process.

The 54-year-old driver of the Mercedes transporter was unhurt, but police closed the road off until 10.15am to allow the vehicles to be removed and the escaped fuel to be cleared up.

Accident on B455 caused by U-Turn

In an accident on the B455 on Wednesday afternoon (21st May, 2014) one person was seriously injured and 9,000 Euro of damage was caused, when a 82-year old driver travelling towards Kronberg stopped at the end of the acceleration lane and then tried turn and drive back the other way.

During the U-Turn the car was hit by another car coming up from the A661.  One of the passengers in that car was trapped and had to be cut free by the fire brigade.

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