Collision between car and U-Bahn

Last Wednesday (21st August, 2013) there was a collision between a car and a U-Bahn at the level crossing on the corner of the Nassauer Straße and Berliner Straße.

According to police the 81-year-old driver of a Mercedes ignored a red traffic light and drove onto the crossing.  The driver of the U-Bahn made an emergency stop, but the train still hit the car on the crossing although no-one was injured.

The fire brigade were called to clear the debris from the crossing, but trains were running again a short time later.

The damage is estimated at around €50,000.


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 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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