Blue light report for Düsseldorf, October 26th, 2021: Carlstadt – car crashes into a cyclist – 23-year-old fatally injured

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Carlstadt – car collides with cyclist – 23-year-old fatally injured

Düsseldorf (ots) –

Tuesday, October 26, 2021, 9:47 a.m.

A 23-year-old cyclist was injured so badly this morning in a collision with a 72-year-old Mercedes A-Class that she succumbed to her injuries on site.

According to the first investigations and witness statements, the 72-year-old turned from Kasernenstrasse onto Haroldstrasse in the direction of Kavalleriestrasse. At this point in time, there was a backlog from the direction of Schwanenmarkt on Haroldstrasse. The 72-year-old recognized this backlog too late and tried to prevent a collision with the car parked in front of her. In doing so, she avoided the bicycle protection lane to the right. Here she captured the 23-year-old on her bike. This was thrown onto the road and rolled over by the Mercedes of the 72-year-old. The 23-year-old, who is a Luxembourg citizen and lives in Düsseldorf, suffered such serious injuries that she died on the spot. Another car was damaged in the accident. The 72-year-old was uninjured. The traffic accident recording team of the Düsseldorf police secured the traces of the accident on site.

This report was sent on October 26, 2021, 10:16 a.m. by the Düsseldorf police.

Accident statistics and road traffic accidents for the past 3 years

In the state North Rhine-Westphalia was there in the year 2020 of a total of 54,250 road traffic accidents with personal injury 430 fatalities and 66,680 injured. There is a slight downward trend in traffic accidents recorded by the police in the whole of Germany in recent years. In 2020 there were a total of 2,245,245 accidents in the Road traffic recorded, whereas in 2019 there were 2,685,661 cases and in 2018 2,636,468 cases. This development can also be observed in the number of accidents with personal injury. In 2020 there were 264,499 accidents involving injuries, and a total of 3,046 people were killed. In 2018, of 308,721 personal injury accidents, 3,275 fatalities were recorded.

+++ Note to editors: This text was based on current data from Blue light report of the press portal and criminal statistics of the BKA are created automatically. Original content from: “Meldungsgeber”, transmitted by news aktuell: To the press portal report +++

Read here also what new fines speeders and traffic offenders will have to expect in 2021. You will also learn interesting details about the Discussion about a speed limit for fewer accident fatalities in Germany.

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