Berlin: Climate activists blocked the escape route: cyclist died after an accident with a concrete mixer

A cyclist who was run over by a cement mixer in Berlin on Monday, whose rescue may have been hampered by climate blockades, died.

Berlin: Climate activists blocked the escape route: cyclist died after an accident with a concrete mixer

A cyclist who was run over by a cement mixer in Berlin on Monday, whose rescue may have been hampered by climate blockades, died. The 44-year-old succumbed to her injuries in hospital on Thursday morning, the police said. The woman had been hit by a concrete mixer and run over in the traffic accident. A special fire brigade vehicle was stuck in a traffic jam for a long time due to a road blockade by climate activists and therefore arrived late at the scene of the accident.

The protesters from the Last Generation group said after the accident that some of them protested on the city highway and disrupted traffic. The group cannot rule out that the vehicle's delay "is due to a traffic jam caused by us". The Berlin police filed criminal charges against two climate activists for, among other things, failure to provide assistance.

While rescue workers were taking care of the woman on Monday, an unknown attacked the 64-year-old concrete mixer driver with a knife. The attacker then fled the scene of the accident. The police announced on Thursday that they had arrested a 48-year-old suspect on Wednesday evening. This should be presented to a judge on Thursday, it said.

Both the cyclist and the truck driver were taken to the hospital on Monday. The woman suffered serious, life-threatening injuries, from which she died. The truck driver has now been able to leave the clinic.

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