Frankfurt-Paris train collides with garbage truck in Germany; 2 coaches derail, 15 injuredBy AP
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Train collides with truck in Germany, 15 injured
BERLIN — A Frankfurt to Paris train on Tuesday collided with a garbage truck in southwest Germany and two carriages derailed, leaving one man seriously injured and 14 other people slightly hurt, police said.
The InterCityExpress high-speed train carrying 320 passengers ran into the truck near Lambrecht, about 90 miles (140 kilometers) southwest of Frankfurt, after the truck slid down a wet slope and partially blocked the tracks, police said.
The 35-year-old driver of the garbage truck was seriously injured and flown to a hospital in nearby Oggersheim, police said.
A British citizen and two employees of the national railway operator Deutsche Bahn were among those slightly injured, authorities said. The passengers on the train also included U.S. and Chinese citizens.
Deutsche Bahn said trains from Frankfurt to Paris were being redirected via Strasbourg, France. Police said it would likely take at least a day to clear the tracks.
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