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Frankfurt / Main (dpa / lhe) – In a truck accident on Autobahn 5 near Frankfurt Airport, a truck went up in flames on Tuesday. The 50-year-old driver was slightly injured in a hospital, the police said. According to the fire department, two firefighters were also slightly injured. According to the police, initial examinations by the rescue workers suggest that a medical emergency could be the cause of the accident.
According to the investigation, the truck hit another truck and then drifted off the lane. He collided with a construction site and the crash barrier. He stopped on the shoulder and caught fire. Other drivers stopped to help. A helper rescued the driver from the cab. The 57-year-old driver of the second truck was not injured.
The autobahn was initially full and then partially blocked in the direction of Darmstadt. The traffic jammed for several kilometers.
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