Transporter with exotic animals involved in an accident

Transporter with exotic animals involved in an accident

A serious traffic accident with one lightly injured person occurred in the early hours of tuesday morning on the A 7 freeway in the direction of wurzburg.

The 46-year-old driver of a van loaded with small animals for a pet shop hit the central crash barrier on the A7 near schondra at around 3 a.M. For reasons that are still unclear, and then hit an articulated train, according to the schweinfurt-werneck traffic inspectorate. The collision damaged several transport containers for small animals and caused the death of several animals. The damage was about 40 000 euro.

Python on board

The still living animals, among them about 50 exotic fish, ten birds and a python, were reloaded by the fire department of bad bruckenau into a replacement truck. After first aid by the fire department, the animals were handed over to the courier service, writes the bad bruckenau fire department.

When the fire department of bad bruckenau arrived, the driver of the van – who had bruises and bruises – was already being treated by the ambulance service and was then taken to a hospital.

As the police further reported, the A 7 had to be closed due to the accident in the direction of the south. Traffic was diverted at the rhon service area.

Highway to 8.15 o’clock closed

The fire departments from bad bruckenau and oberthulba as well as the autobahnmeisterei oberthulba were on site to secure and clean the accident site. The recovery of the vehicles and the cleanup work lasted until the morning hours. Against 8.By 3 p.M., the accident site had been cleared and the A 7 was once again open to traffic