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Coach with 60 school children crashed - A3 closed for a long time after the accident


A coach occupied by students crashed into a traffic safety trailer on the A3 near Höchstadt. The freeway was completely closed.

A coach occupied by students crashed into a traffic safety trailer on the A3 near Höchstadt.

The freeway was completely closed.

Update from January 25, 9.55 a.m

.: In the early morning there was an accident with a coach on the A3 near Höchstadt (see initial report).

The freeway was then closed.

The direction of travel to Würzburg has now been released again, previously the blocking of the direction of travel to Regensburg had been lifted.

This was announced by the Central Franconia police on Twitter.

Coach with 60 school children crashed - A3 completely blocked after the accident

First report from January 25, 7:50 a.m.:

Höchstadt – On Wednesday morning, January 25, an accident occurred between a coach and a traffic safety trailer on the A3 motorway.

This was announced by the police in Central Franconia.

A3 near Höchstadt: Bus with students involved in an accident - several injured

The Belgian coach occupied by students was traveling on the A3 in the direction of Würzburg.

At around 2.30 a.m., the vehicle collided with a parked traffic safety trailer in the construction site area between the Höchstadt Nord and Schlüsselfeld junctions for reasons that are still unclear.

The driver of the bus suffered minor injuries in the crash, according to a police press release.

He was taken to hospital after being treated by ambulance. 

There were around 60 children on the school bus returning from a school field trip.

The children were mostly unharmed.

Five of them were briefly treated at the scene by the emergency services because of minor injuries.

"The bus passengers will now be housed in a nearby municipal sports hall until further notice," it said.

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After an accident with a coach with students: A3 fully closed

For the rescue services, the accident meant a large-scale operation: in addition to patrols from the Erlangen traffic police, there are more than 50 volunteer fire brigades in Höchstadt, Mühlhausen and Wachenroth and 25 rescue service workers at the scene.

The A3 is currently completely closed to traffic in both directions until the end of the rescue measures (as of 7:50 a.m.).

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Source: merkur

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