Accidents: train rams car on level crossing - driver in mortal danger

An 18-year-old man was hit by a regional train with his car on a level crossing in Upper Bavaria and was critically injured.

Accidents: train rams car on level crossing - driver in mortal danger

An 18-year-old man was hit by a regional train with his car on a level crossing in Upper Bavaria and was critically injured. According to initial findings, the car drove onto the tracks in Eschenlohe (Garmisch-Partenkirchen district) in the evening despite the closed barrier, as a police spokesman said on the night of today.

The driver and passengers on the train were unharmed, the spokesman said. Because of the accident, the railway line between Garmisch-Partenkirchen and Eschenlohe was closed, as Deutsche Bahn announced on Twitter. Trains from Munich ended prematurely in Murnau. The railway set up a replacement service.

It was only on Sunday morning that there was a similar incident at a level crossing in Neustadt am Rübenberge near Hanover, the cause of which is also still unclear. There, too, a car drove onto the level crossing despite the half barriers being closed, was hit by a regional train at full speed and dragged along hundreds of meters. The 22-year-old driver of the car and two young passengers aged 20 and 22 died.

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