A man suffered serious injuries from an accident on federal highway 37 near Bad Dürkheim and fled the scene of the accident on foot. The apparently drunk 50-year-old was later arrested by police near the scene of the accident, the officials said on Christmas Eve. After the accident on Saturday, he left a slightly injured passenger in the car. The driver was reportedly taken to a hospital in Ludwigshafen.
A blood sample was taken and the driver's license was secured. There was property damage of around 35,000 euros. The road was partially blocked at the scene of the accident for around five hours.