A serious accident occurred near Karlsruhe on Saturday night.
Five people die, the police are investigating.
Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen - A violent car accident near Karlsruhe claimed several lives.
According to the police, five people were killed in the fatal crash in Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen (Baden-Württemberg).
Two other people were seriously injured.
In the accident, a car crashed sideways into a large-capacity taxi.
Initial findings by the police suggest that the car with four people on board got into the oncoming lane on Saturday night and collided with the large taxi there.
Car crashes into a large taxi near Karlsruhe – five dead, two seriously injured
The driver of the accident vehicle and his three passengers died at the scene of the accident.
Even for a passenger of the large taxi, any help came too late.
The taxi driver and another passenger in the large taxi survived the collision with serious injuries.
had reported on the accident.
Two vehicle wrecks are on the road at Ostring in Eggenstein after a serious accident in which five people died.
© Kevin Lermer/dpa
Investigations by the local police should now help to reconstruct the course of the accident.
According to a report by
, a police spokesman told the portal that increased speed in the accident car cannot be ruled out at this time.
An autopsy on the driver's body was ordered.
This should clarify whether the man drove sober or possibly consumed alcohol or drugs.
According to the report, the emergency call was received by the police at 0.53 a.m. on Saturday (March 11).
The material damage caused by the accident is said to be around 50,000 euros.
The accident victims should all come from the district of Karlsruhe, it was said.
In Bavaria, too, an accident with a truck recently ended fatally for two people.