Dozens injured in 260-car German road pile up

21st July 2009, Comments 0 comments

The accident, which happened late Sunday on a 30-kilometre stretch of the A2 motorway near Braunschweig in northern Germany, was the worst in the road's history.

Berlin -- Ten people were left fighting for their lives and dozens more were injured after a 260-car pile-up on a German motorway caused by a thunderous downpour, police said on Monday.

The accident, which happened late Sunday on a 30-kilometre (18-mile) stretch of the A2 motorway near Braunschweig in northern Germany, was the worst in the road's history, police added.

More than 300 ambulances, fire engines and police cars rushed to the scene to tend to the 66 people injured in the crash, blamed on cars aquaplaning on puddles and a low sun dazzling drivers.

AFP/Expatica

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