Rescue helicopter called out

Cyclist dies after accident in Bornheim

Bornheim-Hemmerich. In a serious accident in Bornheim on a country road a 70-year-old man was killed on Friday afternoon. Although the recuse helicopter was called out, the emergency services could not save the cyclist’s life.

In a serious accident in Bornheim on a country road a 70-year-old man was killed on Friday afternoon. Although the rescue helicopter was called out, the emergency services could not save the cyclist’s life.

At around 2.30pm a 70-year-old cyclist who was on the Zweigrabenweg on his way towards Hemmerich collided with the VW Golf of a 28-year-old driver and died. The exact sequence of events has not been established by the police yet. The identity of the crash victim has not been determined either. 

It is possible that the cyclist wanted to turn into a smaller lane near the sports grounds when he was hit by the Golf GTI whose driver wanted to overtake him. Due to the impact the cyclist was thrown over the car’s roof after hitting the windscreen. He suffered fatal injuries. 

Although the rescue helicopter was called out to bring him to a hospital nearby, the emergency services could not save the 70-year-old’s life.

The area near the crash scene has become a bit of a black spot recently. On the Metternicher Straße, just off the Zweigrabenweg, there has been another accident involving two vehicles last July - killing two. In January 2015, a 16-year was killed in a collision with the car of a drunk driver. (Original text: Dierk Himstedt/Matthias Kehrein, Translation: Mareike Graepel)