An angler and other first responders rescued two women from a car that had driven into the Lenne River in North Rhine-Westphalia. One of the two victims of the accident, a 28-year-old, died a little later in the hospital, the police said later in the evening. The other 31-year-old woman was in mortal danger.
After the accident on Friday evening, the car was upside down, partly on the embankment and partly in the river. The first responders rescued the two critically injured women via the trunk and immediately began resuscitation measures before the rescue workers arrived shortly thereafter, the police said.
After an accident on the federal road 236 in Werdohl, your car left the road to the right and crashed over the guardrail into the Lenne, the police said. According to the current status of the investigation, a 65-year-old driver had intended to turn onto a bridge. Her vehicle collided with the two women's car, which was driving behind her.
Who exactly was behind the wheel in the crashed car was not finally clarified in the evening. The 31-year-old was flown to a clinic by helicopter, and the 28-year-old was taken to a hospital by ambulance. The 65-year-old driver of the other car and her passengers - 6 and 47 years old - suffered a shock.