A trip comes to an end: on tuesday afternoon, a coach with passengers from spain and portugal, coming from berlin, had a serious accident on the A9 near marktschorgast. The vehicle from the czech republic, carrying 51 people, hit a small truck from neustadt an der aisch, which was on the road at around 15.30 o'clock because of a breakdown on the middle lane had broken down. The 49-year-old czech bus driver was trapped in his completely destroyed driver's cab and had to be rescued by the fire department. He and two passengers suffered serious injuries, seven other people were slightly injured.
The accident resulted in a rough deployment of the rescue forces. Two helicopters and around 150 rescue workers were at the scene of the accident. Seven emergency physicians and 50 bavarian red cross personnel attended to the ten injured and partially shocked travelers and transported them to nearby hospitals.
90 firefighters in action
About 90 firefighters from the fire departments of gefrees, bad berneck, streitau, marktschorgast, himmelkron, lanzendorf and gossenreuth were busy with cleanup, salvage and securing the accident site. 15 bayreuth traffic police officers recorded the accident. For the duration of the rescue work, the A9 had to be completely closed for several hours.
Federal police forces took the remaining 41 people from the group to the fire station in gefrees by bus. There, a BRK task force took care of the travelers. The tour operator organized a replacement bus and took the tourists to accommodation in nurnberg.
The police estimate the damage to property at 150.000 euro.