It is unclear whether he simply "slept" or there was technical damage - after this accident, a 59-year-old cement mixer driver was definitely wide awake again. He was driving his truck on a company site in Hennigsdorf (Oberhavel district) when he couldn't stop his truck in time in front of a quay wall. Result: The truck and driver tipped over into the Velten branch canal with the driver's cab first.
Luck in misfortune for the driver: although the water was ice cold and the canal was even slightly frozen, he was able to free himself from the accident car. He didn't have much time for this - photos show how the entire driver's cab was under water after the accident. According to police information, the 59-year-old man was injured in the accident on Thursday morning and had to be taken to a clinic after the accident.
The accident also has consequences for the environment: According to a spokesman, operating materials leaked out at the scene of the accident, so the fire brigade had to protect the area with an oil boom. The situation for shipping traffic looked better: since the canal was frozen anyway, according to the police spokesman, there were no effects.
The driver must now expect criminal consequences because of the accident: the police are investigating him because of water pollution. The truck, which was not loaded at the time of the accident, also had to be recovered with cranes. The officials have not yet been able to provide any information on the extent of the damage. The exact cause of the accident has not yet been determined.