16-year-old pedelec driver dies in front of a tram

A young e-bike rider was killed at a level crossing in Ostfildern, Baden-Württemberg. Apparently he had overlooked an approaching tram.

A 16-year-old cyclist crashed into a tram in Ostfildern (Esslingen district) and died. According to police, the youngster died in hospital from his injuries.

According to the initial findings, he wanted to cross the track at a level crossing on Tuesday, missed the approaching train and was hit by it. A helicopter flew the seriously injured youth to a clinic.

“Despite an emergency stop and the issue of a warning signal, the 56-year-old driver was unable to avoid a collision with the cyclist,” said a police report. Expert was involved in the investigation of the traffic police.

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