German truck driver crushed to death in accident at work in Vejle

A truck backed into the cab of a second truck in the city. A German driver was sandwiched to death. A 57-year-old German truck driver has died in an accident

German truck driver crushed to death in accident at work in Vejle

A truck backed into the cab of a second truck in the city. A German driver was sandwiched to death.

A 57-year-old German truck driver has died in an accident at work in Vejle late Tuesday evening.

It informs Jørn Bystrup, who is vagtchef at the South Jutland Police.

the Man was squeezed to death in the cab of his truck. It happened when a truck with another 57-year-old German driver behind the wheel backed into the cab.

the Accident happened at a pladsområde, where the trucks will be loaded of and on, by the company Dagrofra at Knud Højgaards Vej Vejle.

- one driver runs forward and swings, whereby the trailer hitting the cab of the second truck. Then the hills he back a little and rises out, says vagtchefen.

- He discovers then that he has pinched the other driver, who climbed out of the cab, when he was first påkørt. And when the front truck then backed a little, is the man been pinched on the side of the cab.

The two German drivers are employed by a Danish trucking company, which delivers goods for both cases, police said.

the Police received the complaint from a staff member at Dagrofa at 23.55 and arrived shortly after to the scene of the accident.

There was summoned a lægehelikopter and initiated life-saving first aid until rescue personnel arrived.

Then there was attempted resuscitation, but without success, informs vagtchefen.

- We have informed the labour inspectorate, as it is not just an accident but also an accident at work, says Jørn Bystrup.

the Police have also asked the German police to inform the relatives, which happened.

The German man, who was a driver in the front truck, has been charged with violation of the traffic laws and negligent homicide.

He is not detained, informs vagtchefen.

- It is now up to the lawyers to consider the case, when the technical studies are completed, says Jørn Bystrup.

But the matter does not end there. For as lægehelikopteren flew away from the scene of the accident, was helikopterpiloten repeatedly dazzled by a laser lamp in the vicinity of Skanderborg.

It led to, that the police executed a search warrant at Nørre Vissing in Skanderborg, where there was found a powerful laser lamp.

Here is a 66-year-old man admitted that he has a desire towards the helicopter, informs vagtchefen.

the Man has been charged with violation of penal code section 262 in order to bring helikopterpersonalet in danger.

/ritzau/

Updated Date: 04 December 2019, 17:01

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