According to the police, the accident occurred at about 15.30 o'clock on the roadway in the direction of nurnberg between the junction buttenheim and the parking lot regnitztal to the momentous collision. The 43-year-old driver of a VW passat hit another VW in front at a very high speed for reasons as yet unknown. Due to the force of the impact, the car in front skidded into the bushes, overturned and flipped over. The 66-year-old man from the district of furth, who was driving the car, succumbed to his injuries at the scene of the accident. His female passenger was seriously injured.
60.000 euros in property damage
The VW passat skidded over the embankment after the impact and came to rest on its roof about 50 meters away in an adjacent field. The driver of the station wagon also suffered serious injuries. The injured were taken to a nearby hospital. The accident resulted in property damage of about 60 euros.000 euro.
The lane in the direction of nurnberg was closed for several hours because of the accident, traffic was diverted. At the request of the bamberg public prosecutor's office, an accident investigator examined the scene of the accident. The further handling was taken over by the traffic police of bamberg.