Koblenz – A tragic end to a tourist tour: a driver died on Monday afternoon on the famous Nürburgring race track, and seven other people were injured in the serious accident.
According to the police, the deceased’s car had previously hit a tow vehicle and then, among other things, two motorcyclists continued to push it against the tow truck.
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According to investigators in Rhineland-Palatinate, the accident occurred at around 5:50 p.m. on the Nordschleife: Shortly before the “Bergwerk” section of the route, a tow vehicle secured an accident site because a car had lost petrol or oil.
Ten vehicles had to swerve, lost control because of the liquid on the roadway and had an accident. A driver recognized the situation too late and rammed the tow car, after which two motorbikes, among other things, slammed into the car and pushed it against the tow vehicle – the driver died at the scene of the accident and his car caught fire. Two seriously injured and five slightly injured people were taken to hospitals. An expert should now reconstruct the accident.
Background: Both professionals and amateurs drive the Nürburgring in the Eifel. When there are no races or tests running, the route is open to tourist drives. A lap around the Nordschleife costs 25 to 30 euros, depending on the day of the week.