Intoxicated cyclist injured in accident

A cyclist was injured in an accident at 1.50am on Wednesday, 2nd August, 2017.  The 25-year-old from Ireland was travelling along the Lenaustraße towards the Hauffstraße when they lost control of their bike and fell.  They were taken to hospital by ambulance.

A breath test revealed that their blood alcohol content to be around 2 parts per thousand.  By comparison, the normal legal limit for driving a car in Germany is 0.5 parts per thousand.

The bicycle was undamaged.

Cyclist seriously injured on the Hohemarkstraße

A 68 year old cyclist from Bad Homburg was seriously injured on the Hohemarkstraße on Tuesday evening.

According to police he was riding on the cycle path uphill near house number 83, heading for “Im Heidegraben”, when for some unknown reason he suddenly moved onto the main road.

He was hit by a Ford Focus which was travelling parallel to him at the time, driven by a 26 year old.

As a result of the collection the cyclist suffered severe head injuries and was treated at the scene by a doctor before being taken by ambulance to the accident clinic in Frankfurt.

The car suffered considerable damage and the bicycle is a write-off, with the total damage estimated at around €7,000.

The Hohemarkstraße was closed in both directions for about half an hour.

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