A clash of superlatives: on tuesday, 29.0 may, around 21.45 o'clock there was a traffic accident in which five semitrailer or. Trucks collided with each other, causing property damage of 180.000 euro arose.
At the scene of the accident on the A 7, fulda-kassel, between bad hersfeld/west and homberg/efze, a 38-year-old german drove his tractor-trailer from the district of weibenburg-gunzenhausen along the right lane of the road in a downhill stretch. The truck driver had to brake his tractor-trailer due to traffic conditions. Three of the following drivers managed to stop their 40-ton trucks in time by braking hard. The fifth tractor-trailer, driven by a 30-year-old belgian driver, was too late in recognizing the decelerations of the trucks ahead and hit the tractor-trailer stopped in front of it.
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In the further course of events, all parties involved were pushed towards each other. No one was injured in the collision. Only a high level of property damage was caused. The police assumed that the cause of the accident was insufficient distance and carelessness. However, the recovery of the damaged vehicles proved all the more difficult because the accident trains were blocking the right lane in the construction area and four of them had to be towed away with heavy tow trucks. The right lane was closed for three hours because of the incident. Traffic could be diverted past the scene of the accident via separate lanes. There were three kilometers of traffic jams in the construction area.
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