A week after a serious truck accident with one dead and three injured on the island of Rügen, the exact cause of the accident is still unclear. As a police spokeswoman said on Wednesday, the truck driver from Western Pomerania is being investigated on suspicion of negligent homicide and bodily harm. On May 4, his truck suddenly got into the oncoming lane on the federal highway 96 near Lietzow (West Pomerania-Rügen) and collided with three oncoming vehicles.

A week after a serious truck accident with one dead and three injured on the island of Rügen, the exact cause of the accident is still unclear. As a police spokeswoman said on Wednesday, the truck driver from Western Pomerania is being investigated on suspicion of negligent homicide and bodily harm. On May 4, his truck suddenly got into the oncoming lane on the federal highway 96 near Lietzow (West Pomerania-Rügen) and collided with three oncoming vehicles.

A van was thrown onto a car in the ditch. The 45-year-old driver was trapped in the car and died from his injuries. The 44-year-old passenger suffered life-threatening injuries and was flown to a clinic by rescue helicopter. Nothing new was known about her state of health, it said. The couple came from the Anhalt-Bitterfeld district in Saxony-Anhalt. The truck had rammed the van with trailer and a second car. The drivers in the vehicles were injured. The 58-year-old truck driver steered the truck into the ditch on the left and suffered a shock.

An expert from Dekra is still investigating the course of the accident to find out why the truck suddenly drove to the left instead of staying in its lane. The truck driver had not yet been heard, it said. The island’s main traffic axis was blocked for more than eight hours in the direction of Sassnitz. The total damage was estimated at more than 200,000 euros.

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