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Thriving memorial to the peacocks

you are not to be overlooked, the flower pots at the traffic island at the junction Hottinger-/Rämistrasse at the Schauspielhaus. In the midst of tram tracks, pedestrian crossings, and a lot of gray blooms it constantly, because it is here at 16. Come February 2017 a tragic road accident. A middle-aged man lost his life, as the Zurich city police wrote in a media release.

A truck was driven this afternoon by the Hottinger road in the direction of the home place and wanted to turn to the left in the Rämistrasse. For unknown reasons, he crashed in the intersection with a cyclist. The man collapsed and suffered such severe injuries that he died still at the accident. The dead is a doctor from the children's hospital. He had worked as a senior physician at the emergency station. The 41-Year-old left behind a wife and two children.

Parallel to the accident at Bahnhofquai-under the leadership of

Since that tragic incident, the flowers remind of the traffic island in the accident. It is not bouquets in the vases as well as candles and photos are to be, as you otherwise at accident centres, but three flower pots that are attached to the street light. The flower is also given water regularly. Anyone who presents the flowering shells, is not known; presumably someone from the families of the deceased.

The case has Parallels to a similar a Cycling accident at the Bahnhofquai-under the leadership in September 2013. At that time, a 35 was recognized as the car-year-old graphic artist and historian of a load, which, in turn, under the leadership of the right Goods at the Shop Ville and the train station to be delivered. Friends and Acquaintances of the victim, the way it was hung on the railings of the underpass, a white Bicycle, and more and more Veloutensilien such as bike locks, saddle, hose, wheels, bells, and candles, and bouquets of flowers, which reminded during many weeks of the accident came.

A white Velo recalled in the fall of 2013 to a a Cycling accident resulting in death at the Bahnhofquai-under the leadership of. Image: Reto Oeschger

The Veloutensilien at the underpass, and were later disposed of by the staff of the civil engineering office, the flowers on the peacocks a blind eye. For reasons of piety and respect for the members of space city cleaning crape in the way. An exception would be when the flowers are in traffic would hinder the participants, how deep the speaker Pio Sulzer Department says. There is no Directive.

proceedings against the truck driver set

Although the Bahnhofquai-underpass for cyclists demanding, this is not a so-called accident blackspot. This is also the peacocks of the case, as Heiko Ciceri, spokesman for the Department for transport, says. In the last few years, it was only in a Cycling accident with one injured. Velounfälle death in the city of Zurich, fortunately, rare. In 2018, three cyclists were killed in the year before there were two.

How it came to the accident is unclear. The case against the truck driver has been legally set, as the competent state attorney upon request. The cause of the accident could not be created, despite the call of the city police.

Created: 07.11.2019, 11:00 PM

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