Witnesses sought for Motorway Accident

Police are looking for witnesses who saw anyone on or near a motorway bridge across the A5 last Saturday night.

At around 1.40am on Sunday morning (23rd September 2012) stones and a large lump of earth were thrown from a bridge across the A5 motorway.  The footbridge is an extension of the Massenheimer Weg in Ober-Eschbach.

A 20 year old driver from Niddatal was travelling southwards along the motorway when a large lump of earth hit and broke the windscreen on the passenger side of the car.  The person sitting in the passenger seat suffered severe injuries and was taken to the accident clinic.  The driver lost control over the vehicle which hit the crash barrier and ended up facing the wrong way.  Both the driver and a passenger on the back seat suffered a shock but were otherwise only slightly injured.

The southbound carriageway of the motorway was closed from 1.50am until 8.30am on Sunday morning.  Three ambulances, a doctor, and local fire brigades were in attendance.  The damage is estimated at €30,000.

Those giving first aid reported seeing people on the bridge over the motorway, but by the time the emergency services arrived they had left.  They are requested to call Bad Homburg police on 06172 1200, as are anyone else who was in the area and saw anything.



About Graham Tappenden

Graham Tappenden is a British ex-pat who first came to Oberursel in 1993 and returned with his family to live there in 2003. He has been writing for AllThingsGerman.net since 2006. When not writing blog posts or freelancing for the Oberurseler Woche he works as a self-employed IT consultant solving computer problems and designing websites. In 2016 he gained German citizenship.

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