Shock on the Stade-Buxtehude railway line. On Thursday afternoon, a schoolgirl ran onto the tracks. A train caught her and dragged her along until the train came to a standstill. 100 passengers were on the train and watched as the girl was finally freed.
Girl was dragged along
Why the girl stepped onto the tracks is still unclear. The accident happened around 4:35 p.m. on Thursday near the Jorker Straße level crossing in the Buxtehude district of Neukloster. S-Bahn 9206 was traveling from Stade towards Buxtehude when the S-Bahn driver saw the girl. An emergency stop could no longer prevent the train from hitting the girl. “She wasn’t run over, but was dragged along by the train a bit and lay under the train on the side,” said a police spokesman in an RTL interview.
An oncoming S-Bahn was able to brake just in time and came to a standstill just before the accident site.
Rescue helicopter flies 12-year-olds to Hamburg
The alerted firefighters from the Buxtehude and Neukloster local fire services approached the scene of the accident and were then able to free the girl from under the train and hand it over to the rescue service. “She was approachable and could answer,” said the Stade police. After first aid by the Buxtehude emergency doctor and the emergency doctor from the Hamburg rescue helicopter Christoph 29, the 12-year-old was flown to a Hamburg clinic with serious injuries. “We hope that she will feel better soon,” said a spokesman for the Stade police on Thursday.
S-Bahn drivers in shock
The train driver suffered a shock in the accident and had to be relieved. There were around 100 passengers on the S-Bahn. She and the occupants of the oncoming S-Bahn had to remain on their trains during the rescue. Emergency chaplains took care of the S-Bahn driver and accident witnesses. The train route was completely closed for a good hour. (cgo)