Collision with overtaking taxi

An accident occurred late at night at the junction of the Oberhöchstadter Straße and Weingärtenumgehung on Wednesday, 23rd October, 2013.

The 19-year-old driver of an Audi heading out of the town wanted to turn left from the Oberhöchstadter Straße onto the Weingärtenumgehung (by-pass), when just before the turning he was overtaken by a taxi.

The vehicles collided, as a result of which the Audi hit a wall.  Both drivers were slightly hurt.

Cyclist hurt on the Nassauer Straße

A 46-year-old cyclist from Dietzenbach was hurt on the Nassauer Straße on Saturday, 21st September, 2013.

She had been travelling along the Homburger Landstraße, but when she came to the Nassauer Straße she decided to ride on the pavement which is not allowed at this point.

However, as she tried to ride up the curb she fell onto the road into the path of a VW car.

The damage to the car and the bicycle is estimated to be only €200, but the cyclist was injured and taken to the hospital in Bad Homburg for further checks.

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.

Three injured in collision between bus and lorry

Three people were slightly injured and around €40,000 of damage was caused last Thursday morning (20th June, 2013) in an accident that took place in the Zimmersmühlenweg.

A bus was turning right onto a park & ride car park and in doing so had to go further out into the road.  The lorry travelling behind failed to stop in time and collided with the bus.

The lorry driver and his passenger were injured, as was an 83-year-old passenger in the bus.


Lorry and U-Bahn collided at crossing

A lorry and a U-Bahn train have collided at the Zimmersmühlenweg level crossing.

The collision took place on Thursday, 2nd May, 2013 at around 3.35pm, when the driver of a lorry travelling along the Frankfurter Landstraße turned left into the Zimmersmühlenweg and oversaw the U-Bahn coming from Oberursel’s station and travelling towards Bommersheim.

Luckily, no-one was injured and there were only around 20 passengers in the train.  The damage is estimated at €23,000 – €20,000 of which is to the U-Bahn.  Both the train and the lorry were able to continue their journeys unassisted.

Collision on the Hohemarkstraße

Monday afternoon saw a three-car collision on the Hohemarkstrasse, with one person being injured.

The accident took place near house number 57 and the cars were travelling towards the town centre.

The 30-year-old driver of a Lupo had to brake and the 80-year-old driver of an Audi following hin did so as well.  The 26-year-old driver of a Mercedes was unable to stop in time and shunted the Audi into the Lupo.

A passenger travelling in the Audi was slightly hurt and the damage to the vehicles is estimated at €2,500.

Collision on the B455

A head-on collision took place on the B455 between the tunnel and the exit “Hohemark” last Thursday (31st January, 2013).

According to the the police report into the crash, a 55-year-old driver travelling from towards Königstein in a Renault crossed over onto the other side of the road and hit a Peugeot and a Porsche Cayenne.  The reason for this is as yet unknown.  Both he and the driver of the Porsche were trapped in their vehicles and had to be freed by the fire brigade.  All three drivers were injured.

The road was closed to allow the vehicles to be removed, the damage is estimated to be at least €100,000.

Three injured in U-Bahn collision

Three people were injured on Tuesday evening when a van collided with a U-Bahn train at the level crossing in the Kumeliusstraße.

The van, a Citroen Jumper, had turned into the street from the Berliner Straße when it collided with a passing U3 train.  The driver of the van and two passengers in the train were slightly hurt.

The damage is estimated at €30,000.

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