Mecklenburg Lake District
Car rams horse trailer: driver and animal injured
A warning triangle is near the scene of an accident.
Stefan Sauer/dpa/symbol image
A rear-end collision between a car and a horse trailer led to a closure of the Autobahn 19 in the direction of Berlin on Thursday night near Malchow (Mecklenburgische Seenplatte district). As a police spokesman said, a 30-year-old driver with the car and high speed crashed into the trailer with the horse not far from the Malchow junction. Debris flew onto the entire roadway of the Rostock-Berlin autobahn.
According to the information, the 30-year-old who caused the accident from the lake district was injured and taken to a clinic. The horse had to be taken to a veterinary clinic because of his injuries. The 60-year-old driver of the car to which the horse trailer belonged was unharmed. Both vehicles were badly damaged. The A19 was closed southbound for two and a half hours. It is being investigated why the 30-year-old apparently did not brake.