Brölstraße in Ruppichteroth Patient dies in ambulance accident

Ruppichteroth · A serious accident occurred in Ruppichteroth on Wednesday afternoon. An ambulance left Brölstraße for reasons yet unknown and crashed into a tree. One patient was fatally injured in the accident.

 An ambulance crashed in Ruppichteroth

An ambulance crashed in Ruppichteroth

Foto: Christof Schmoll

The exact circumstances of a serious accident on Wednesday afternoon in Ruppichteroth are still unclear. An ambulance has left the Brölstraße (B478) in the direction of Waldbröl shortly after the end of Oeleroth and crashed into a tree.

According to local police, an 83-year-old patient was fatally injured. The patient was transported lying on a stretcher, the belt of which broke due to the force of the impact.

This video was produced in cooperation between WDR and GA.

The 56-year-old driver of the ambulance was seriously injured and had to be freed from the vehicle. A rescue helicopter brought him to a hospital. A 22-year-old co-driver sitting with the patient was also seriously injured. She was flown to a hospital by a rescue helicopter. too According to initial information, both injured persons were responsive.

The road was closed until approximately 4.30 pm.

(Original text: GA Bonn; Translation: Mareike Graepel)

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