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Heavy train accident in Ratingen (NRW)!

On Thursday (November 24) there was a serious traffic accident at a level crossing between a train and a car. The driver was seriously injured.

NRW: train detected car at level crossing

That looks bad. For reasons that have not yet been clarified, the car was hit and carried away by the moving train in the late afternoon shortly before 6 p.m. The train only came to a stop after about 50 meters.

When the fire brigade arrived, it was assumed that a person was trapped in the car. Luckily that wasn’t the case. Passers-by who saw the incident rescued the person from the car, who was then handed over to the emergency services.

In the late afternoon there was a serious traffic accident between a train and a car in Ratingen. Photo: Patrick Schuller

The driver was taken to a hospital with serious injuries. The train driver suffered a slight shock as a result of the accident, but did not have to be treated by an ambulance. The fire brigade disconnected the vehicle’s battery and illuminated the scene, which was then handed over to the railway’s emergency manager.

NRW: Next train accident

The professional fire brigade, the rescue vehicle, the fire engine Ratingen Mitte and the rescue service of the cities of Ratingen and Heiligenhaus were involved in the operation.


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It is the third train accident this Thursday (November 24th). In the midday hours, the emergency services had to do hard work in NRW on Thursday. First there was a fatal train accident in Sauerland (more here). Around 12.30 p.m., a car was rammed by a train from Hamm at the level crossing on Südkamener Straße in Kamen. The regional train line RE1 (RRX) dragged the car around 200 meters over the rails. One person died at the scene of the accident.

Then an accident victim died in the Ruhr area at the wheel of a car that was rammed by a regional train (more here). Both routes had to be closed for hours.

Source: Derwesten

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