Status: 03.10.2023, 07:08 a.m.
By: Katarina Amtmann
The cyclist overlooked the car while crossing the road and was captured. The driver fled from the scene of the accident, witnesses called the emergency number.
October 3 update: A cyclist (83) died in hospital on Monday from serious injuries in a traffic accident. The man had been hit on Friday evening when crossing a federal highway with his bike in Nuremberg by the car of a motorist without a driver's license, as the police of Middle Franconia announced. The 33-year-old is being investigated.
The 83-year-old was thrown by the force of the impact, according to the information, several meters further on the road and suffered life-threatening injuries. He was immediately taken to a hospital. The 33-year-old driver was first driven on and then found not far from the scene of the accident by the police.
Thrown several meters away: motorist captures cyclists and flees from the scene of the accident
First reported on 1 October: Nuremberg - A cyclist (83) was hit by a car in Nuremberg on the night of Saturday, September 30, and was critically injured. The driver fled from the scene of the accident, but the vehicle was found empty a little later with the help of witnesses. This was announced by the police.
Car captures cyclists in Nuremberg: 33-year-old flees from the scene of the accident
While the accident was still being recorded, a 33-year-old came to the car and stated that he was driving. The man was not in possession of a valid driver's license.
The scene of the accident in Nuremberg. A cyclist was hit by a car and critically injured. © vifogra / Haubner
Cyclist thrown several meters through the air in an accident in Nuremberg - danger to life
According to the police, the cyclist wanted to cross a road around 23 p.m. and overlooked the car coming from the right. The 83-year-old had been thrown by the force of the impact several meters further on the road. A witness had observed the accident and was able to provide information about the fleeing car during the emergency call.
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A little later, another witness came forward and said that the vehicle was parked nearby in a street. The 33-year-old is now being investigated on suspicion of unauthorized removal from the scene of the accident and driving without a driver's license. (kam/dpa)
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