Autobahn 24 in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern: 31 injured in an accident involving long-distance buses

Accident on Autobahn 24 in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. A long-haul bus went off the road and was dumped in a ditch. Many passengers were injured.

In a serious accident with long-distance buses on Autobahn 24 near Wöbbelin in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, 31 people were injured early Saturday morning. The cause of the accident is still being determined, it may be the driver’s micro-sleep, a police spokesman in Rostock said. Three people were seriously injured, but their lives were not in danger.

The bus left the road towards Hamburg between the junctions Wöbbelin and Hagenow and ran into a ditch. There were no more details about the injured. The accident happened at 5:45 AM, the spokesman said. The accident site is located approximately 20 kilometers from the capital Schwerin.

The place of departure and destination of the bus were initially unclear. The spokesman said there were passengers of different nationalities in the vehicle. The 31 injured came to surrounding hospitals. According to Norddeutsche Rundfunk, the fire brigade was on site with a large contingent and rescue helicopters were also in action. The motorway is closed in the direction of Hamburg.

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