Fatal accident on B4 in the Gifhorn district: the cause is still unclear

Horror accident near Rötgesbüttel

Fatal accident on B4 in the Gifhorn district: the cause is still unclear

Updated: 05/04/2022, 21:47

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Rötgesbüttel.
A 50-year-old woman was killed in a head-on collision between two cars on Wednesday evening, and five other people were injured, some seriously.

It was probably one of the most tragic and memorable events traffic accidents long on the federal road 4 in the district of Gifhorn. A 50-year-old woman was killed in a head-on collision between two cars on Wednesday evening, and five other people were injured, some seriously. lifeguards gathered in a large contingent at the scene of the accident south of Rötgesbüttel.

First responders volunteered about a kilometer from the entrance to the village terrible debris field: shards of broken glass everywhere, ripped off wheels, headlight housings and other vehicle parts. A black Renault Megan Convertible with a Gifhorn license plate was still in the lane to Gifhorn, a silver Toyota Yaris with a Braunschweig license plate on the western embankment between the trees.

“When our men arrived, there were three seriously injured still stuck in the black car,” the fire department operations manager reported Pierre Chlebik on the spot, “the other two had already freed themselves and were slightly injured.” Firefighters from Meine and Rötgesbüttel had arrived with around 45 people, blocked the road for the remaining hours of the evening and went to work with hydraulic spreaders.

After the accident: three rescue helicopters in action near Rötgesbüttel

Many emergency doctorssix ambulances and finally three helicopters came to help. For the trapped 50-year-old Toyota driver, however, any help came too late as she died at the scene.

the police was initially lost at the scene of the accident as to what exactly happened between the Mühlenweg exit around 8:30 p.m. Gravenhorst and the Büchenteich – investigations into this are still ongoing. According to press spokesman Christoph Nowak, the Hildesheim public prosecutor’s office also has a accident specialists educated.

According to Nowak, at least that seems to be certain: “According to the current state of investigations, 53 years with his four

Children aged 20, 19, 17 and 14 in a Renault Mégane heading north. A few hundred meters before entering Rötgesbüttel, he first left the road to the right and then hit the counter steeringhead on against an oncoming one Toyota Yaris.”

Gifhorn police request information on the course of the accident – and the driving style

However, it is not yet known what caused the vehicle to leave the lane. That’s why the police are always looking witnesseswho may have died before the accident driving style of the two vehicles was noticed. They can contact the Meine police by calling (05304) 91230.

During rescue, recovery and cleanup work, Federal Highway 4 was completed

locked. Of Traffic concerned Gravenhorst and Ohnhorst redirected. The road was not reopened until shortly after 1 a.m.

It’s already the second serious accident in a row on the B4 in the Gifhorn district. On Tuesday, a truck loaded with roller coasters destined for the Wolfsburg Schützenfest went off the road near Sprakensehl.

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