Speed checks on the Kanonenstraße

Speed camera - ©Can Stock Photo Inc. / AngelstormThe police in Oberursel (Ordnungspolizei) carried out speed checks on the Kanonenstraße towards the Feldberg on Wednesday evening last week (4th September, 2013).

Between 6.10pm and 8.10pm they measured the speed of 862 vehicles on a stretch of the road where a speed limit of 80km/h is in place.

19 of those measured were travelling too fast, with one motorcycle travelling at 127km/h. The driver faces a €160 fine, 3 points on their license, and a one month driving ban.

Car flipped over on the Kanonenstraße

A 19-year-old driver had a lucky escape on the Kanonenstraße (L3004) on Monday morning, 19th August, 2013.

The man from Schmitten lost control of his Opel Corsa in one of the curves and slid 15m through the roadside ditch before the car flipped over.

The damage is estimated at €1,500 but the driver remained unhurt.

Accident on the Kanonenstraße

Unfallzeit: Freitag, 08.02.2013 19:03 Uhr

Unfallort: 61440 Oberursel, L3004, Kanonenstraße

An accident which caused around €36,000 of damage took place on the Kanonenstraße (L3004) last Friday evening, 8th February, 2013.

A 21-year-old driver from Schmitten  was travelling along the road in a BMW towards Oberursel.  A 41-year-old driver, also from Schmitten, was travelling in the opposite direction in a Renault.

The BMW driver lost control of her vehicle in one of the curves due to ice on the road.  The car ended up on the opposite side of the road where it collided with the Renault.

The Renault hit the crash barrier and flipped onto the right-hand side of the car, however the driver was able to free himself.  Both drivers were slightly hurt.

Three more accidents on the Kanonenstraße

Last Friday (11th January 2013), three accidents took place on the Kanonenstraße between 3pm and 9pm.

The first one at around 3pm involved a driver from Schmitten who was travelling from Oberursel towards the Sandplacken when she lost control of her vehicle and first hit the left crash barrier before hitting the right one.  Police believe the accident was caused by patches of ice on the road.  The driver was slightly injured and complained of back pains.  Although an ambulance attended she was not taken to hospital.  The car had to be towed away, with the damage estimated at €2,400.

Just after 6.15pm another driver from Schmitten travelling in the opposite direction suffered the same fate just 500m away from the site of the first accident, hitting the crash barrier on one side of the road and then the other at a bend.  Luckily she was unhurt, although the damage is estimated at €4,500.

Finally at 9pm a driver from Langenselbold was travelling up the road towards the Sandplacken when again, due to ice on the road, she lost control of her vehicle at a point on the road between the sites of the other two accidents.  The car hit one of the crash barriers, but the driver was again unhurt.  The damage is estimated at €2,650.

Kanonenstraße closed after accident

Around €24,000 of damage were caused last Thursday (22nd November) by an accident on the “Kanonenstraße” (L3004).

For reasons as yet unknown an VW Golf driven by an 18-year old came into contact with an Audi Q7, driven by a 40-year old and travelling in the opposite direction near the “Sandplacken”.

After this, the Golf had a head-on collision with a Ford Cougar driven by a 41-year old from Frankfurt.

The driver of the Cougar was slightly injured, although the driver of the Golf more seriously.  Fuel leaked from the vehicles, resulting in Oberursel’s fire brigade being called to the scene.  The road was fully closed for two hours until around 6.50pm.

Speed checks on the Kanonenstraße

Speed camera - ©Can Stock Photo Inc. / AngelstormThe police in Oberursel (Ordnungspolizei) carried out speed checks on the Kanonenstraße towards the Feldberg on Saturday afternoon last week (13th October).

Between 2.30pm and 4.30pm they measured the speed of 170 vehicles on a stretch of the road where a speed limit of 60km/h is in place.

12 of those measured were travelling too fast, with one motorcycle travelling at 99km/h. The driver faces a €120 fine and 3 points on their license. The fastest car was travelling at 83km/h, resulting in a fine of €30.

Speed checks on the Kanonenstraße

Speed camera - ©Can Stock Photo Inc. / AngelstormThe police in Oberursel (Ordnungspolizei) carried out speed checks on the Kanonenstraße towards the Feldberg in both directions on Friday evening last week (5th October).

Between 6.15pm and 8.10pm they measured the speed of 564 vehicles travelling towards either Oberursel or the Sandplacken on a stretch of the road where a speed limit of 80km/h is in place.

29 of those measured were travelling too fast, with one motorcycle travelling at 133km/h. The driver faces a €160 fine, 3 points on their license and a 1 month driving ban.  The fastest car was travelling at 111km/h, resulting in a fine of €80 and also 3 points on the driver’s license.

More accidents on the Kanonenstraße

There were a number of accidents on the Kanonenstraße, leading up to the Feldberg, last week.

Three of them took place on Wednesday afternoon (26th September).  A 50 year old driver travelling downhill from the Sandplacken towards Oberursel lost control of his Nissan Almera, which came off the road into a ditch, turned over and ended up on the roof.  The driver was not hurt, but the damage is estimated at €4,000.  Police believe that he had not reduced his speed to take account of the wet road surface.

Several hours later, a Citroen C3 driven by a 69 year old also came off the road at the same spot and hit the crash barrier, causing €5,000 worth of damage.  Again, police believe that the speed of the vehicle played a factor in the accident.

And only a few minutes later a Volvo driven by a 54 year old came along the same stretch of road and braked on seeing the accident, but – possibly due to the right-hand curve at this point – this was not noticed in time by the car behind him.  A 87 year old driving a Mercedes C crashed into the Volvo.  The damage is estimated €10,000.

A day later, on Thursday evening, the road was closed after a head-on collision between two vehicles.  Both drivers were injured and the damage is estimated at around €57,000.  The police investigation at the scene suggests that a 27 year old BMW driver travelling downhill strayed – possibly due to her speed during the bad weather – onto the wrong side of the road, where she collided with an Audi Q5, driven by a 55 year old from Usingen, and had to be cut out of her car by the fire brigade.

The road is a notorious accident blackspot, especially during the summer months.  In July, resurfacing work was even necessary after one accident, and speed checks are often carried out there as well.  Recently, rumble strips were added at one point to try and slow the traffic down.

Accidents on the Kanonenstraße

A number of accidents took place on the Kanonenstraße last Sunday afternoon (16th September, 2012), the road between Oberursel and the Sandplacken.

A 25 year old motorcyclist from Gießen lost control of his Honda in a bend to the right and ended up going off the left-hand side of the road.  He was unhurt, but caused €800 worth of damage.

In a separate accident in the “applause curve” a 64 year old Toyota driver came travelling uphill came into contact with an 18 year old Yamaha motorcyclist travelling downhill.  Both claim that the other person was on the wrong side of the road.

One of them was slightly injured, the damage to the vehicles is estimated at around €550.

Speed checks on the Kanonenstraße

Speed camera - ©Can Stock Photo Inc. / AngelstormThe police in Oberursel (Ordnungspolizei) carried out speed checks on the Kanonenstraße towards the Feldberg in both directions on Thursday this week.

Between 4.40pm and 6.20pm they measured the speed of 700 vehicles travelling towards either Oberursel or the Sandplacken on a stretch of the road where speeds of up to 100km/h are allowed.

14 of those measured were travelling too fast, with one motorcycle travelling at 148km/h. The driver faces a €160 fine, 3 points on their license and a 1 month driving ban.

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