Family of four severely injured

Motorist uses rescue lane after A4 accident

Eine Rettungsgasse müssen Autofahrer dann bilden, wenn der Verkehr nur noch mit Schrittgeschwindigkeit rollt oder still steht.

Symbolic image.

COLOGNE/FRECHEN. A family was involved in a crash on Tuesday afternoon on the A4 near Frechen-Nord. Father, mother and two children suffered serious injuries. The driver of a rental car used the rescue lane and drove up to the scene of the accident.

A family was involved in a crash on Tuesday afternoon on the A4 near Frechen-Nord. Father, mother and two children suffered serious injuries. The driver of a rental car used the rescue lane and drove up to the scene of the accident.

On Tuesday afternoon, a family suffered serious injuries in a traffic accident on the A4 motorway near Frechen-Nord. According to initial findings, the 46-year-old father and his 38-year-old wife, 18-year-old daughter and eleven-year-old son were on their way to Cologne when they hit a semi-truck at the junction. The vehicle overturned after the collision.

According to witnesses, a 39-year-old truck driver is said to have switched from the lane to the middle lane around 4.15 p.m. before the collision. The family's Ford hurled to the left against the concrete wall, overturned and remained on its roof. After a short period of full closure, the highway police led the traffic past the accident site.

While the accident was being recorded, the police stopped a 36-year-old Audi driver who had driven his rental car through the rescue lane to the scene of the accident. He is now facing fines and proceedings.

(Original text: GA Bonn, Translation: Mareike Graepel)