During a careless overtaking manoeuvre, a sports car driver in Mannheim was trapped between two trams with his car. Apparently he had underestimated the speed of an oncoming train when he wanted to overtake a tram in front of him, according to the police in Mannheim.
The drivers of both trams had to initiate emergency braking, but they could no longer prevent the collision. One of the trains even jumped off the rails due to the collision. The car that caused the accident was trapped between the two trams.
The 66-year-old was able to leave his wrecked sports car unharmed. However, one of the tram drivers broke his wrist. The damage to the two trams and the catenary system is estimated at six figures.