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Only the wall stopped the Car

It seems that lying on the end of the motorway A3 in Zurich-Wiedikon a curse. Immediately after the two-lane exit to the never-finished, built Sihlhochstrasse ends with a concrete wall in the heights. On this stub, it came already several times to serious accidents. Yesterday, a tour bus crashed just after 4 a.m. in the Morning in the wall, after he was caught on the snow-covered roadway into a Skid. A 37-year-old Italian woman was killed, she was under thrown Radio 1 during the impact from the Car and plunged 15 metres into the river bed. 44 people were injured, 3 of them seriously.

image range: - Fatal motorcoach accident in Zurich

Among the severely injured, the two chauffeurs, two Italians, at the age of 57 and 61 years of age. The 57-Year-old sass at the time of accident. His 61-Year-old colleague is still in life danger. The Car was commissioned by Flixbus from Genoa to Düsseldorf. The Bus passengers were from Italy, Russia, Germany, Nigeria, as well as a Person from Switzerland. The 16-year-old Swiss woman was uninjured. On Sunday evening, 22 people have been able to leave the hospital again.

winter tires

How it came exactly to the accident, was on Sunday is not yet known. According to Rebecca Valves, media spokeswoman for the Zurich cantonal police, the state of the vehicle, the drivers and the road the subject of the investigation. The Carchauffeure could not be heard on Sunday. The Bus was departed at 21.30 in Genoa and was supposed to arrive according to the timetable 3: 40 p.m. in Zurich at the carpark space. Compared to "20 minutes" confirmed, Flixbus, that the Bus was equipped with winter tires.

Video: Carunfall A3 The media spokeswoman for the Zurich cantonal police, Rebecca Valves. (Video: Dominique Meienberg)

If the killed woman was at the time of accident wearing a seatbelt, is unclear. According to the Flixbus bus drivers are instructed before the beginning of the journey to the compulsory wearing of seat belts. The driver is responsible for ensuring that all passengers of the duty.

The injured Car belongs to an Italian sub-contractors. Flixbus all practically organizes his trips with partner companies with their own buses on the road. According to Canton police drove 50 passengers with the Bus.

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For the recovery of the injured, the Car had to be cut open in the front. The injured were taken to seven hospitals. In the use according to Canton police cars, about 30 rescue, 100 EMTs, and 30 firefighters, as well as a large outpatient clinic. The A3 was closed until Sunday morning, 10 am, in both directions.

No fixed panels

Two marks on the concerned motorway section with a white solid line and a shaded area to ensure that no one rides on the stub track. Solid elements are missing. The Federal roads office (Astra) has stressed on previous accidents the safety precautions on the section correspond to the valid standards. The last big accident happened here in February 2016. Then a truck swerved to avoid the driver of the motorcade. He rammed several cars, and drove straight for the butts and the concrete wall broke. The truck fell 15 meters in depth. The driver came with two leg fractures. Also in 2011, and in 1991 it came to serious accidents.


Created: 16.12.2018, 22:20 PM

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