POL-UL: (GP) Börtlingen – animal dodged and injured / On Wednesday overturned …

Police headquarters in Ulm

Ulm (ots)

Shortly before 7 a.m., a 27-year-old was driving his Mercedes on the road between Rattenharz and Breech. When he was at the level of the Schweizerhof driveway, an unknown animal suddenly jumped across the street. The 27-year-old wanted to avoid this and came off the road to the left. In the ditch, the Mercedes crashed into a concrete gutter. This caused the vehicle to stand up and rotate on its axis. The car came to a stop on its wheels. The man suffered minor injuries as a result of the accident. An ambulance took him to a clinic. The police estimate the material damage to the Mercedes at around 25,000 euros.

The police informed: The larger the animal, the more dangerous the accident for the people in the car. Collisions with heavy game usually result in high property damage of thousands of euros to the vehicles. Proof that high forces are at work in the accidents. The police advises to expect deer crossing, especially at dusk and at night. Especially on roads marked by warning signs. Drivers should drive slowly, be alert and be ready to brake. And keep a safe distance if the vehicle in front suddenly has to brake. If wild animals are next to or on the road, the following applies to drivers: dim, brake, honk and, if necessary, stop. Turn on the hazard lights. Injured or dead wild animals must not be touched or taken away under any circumstances. The injured animals could panic or be infected with diseases. The best thing to do is call the police. They inform the responsible hunting tenant. The driver then receives a wildlife accident certificate from the police. This allows him to claim his damage to the car from the comprehensive insurance.

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