Driver escape in Tyrol – When removing chains: Truck drivers hit by cars

Fatal accident on Tuesday evening in the Tiroler Unterland: When a truck driver (32) wanted to remove the snow chains in Walchsee (Kufstein district), he was hit by a car and seriously injured. The driver of the car fled without stopping. The police are now looking for possible witnesses.

The momentous accident occurred shortly before 7.30 p.m .: The 32-year-old truck driver from Bosnia and Herzegovina stopped on the B172 Walchseestrasse to remove the snow chains. “The driver got off at the bus stop in the area of ​​the former lift parlor. When he was in the rear of the semitrailer without a safety vest, he was hit by an unknown vehicle and seriously injured, “the investigators say. Passantin provided first aid. The driver then ran away. “He drove on in the direction of Niederndorf,” the police continued. A car driver who followed discovered the man lying on the street. She immediately raised the alarm and provided first aid. Heavy rain at the time of the accident The seriously injured truck driver was admitted to the Kufstein district hospital after first aid. “At the time of the accident it was raining heavily and the road was wet with salt. The hazard warning lights on the tractor-trailer were switched on. The bus stop was not lit ”, describe the investigators, who are now hoping for clues. Useful information to the Niederndorf police station on telephone number: 059 133/7216.
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