In a mass collision on the rain-soaked A1 near Elsdorf in the district of Rotenburg (Wümme), eleven cars drove into each other. According to police information, 24 people were injured on Saturday afternoon. A seriously injured and a slightly injured pregnant woman were taken to hospitals, the police added in the evening. "All other victims are likely to have suffered minor injuries," it said. The Autobahn was completely closed from the Bockel junction in the direction of Hamburg. The closure should last for hours, as the police announced in the early evening.
According to the police, around 15 ambulances were at the scene. Investigators estimated the damage to property at around 100,000 euros.