Excessive speed apparently the reason for a fatal accident in Frankfurt

In Frankfurt an SUV comes off the lane and kills two people, a woman is critically injured. Now the evidence of a speeding act is increasing. After the fatal accident on Saturday afternoon in Frankfurt, there were increasing indications that the driver was driving his SUV at significantly excessive speed and possibly because of that he went off the lane. The police now see this as the cause of the accident.

Witnesses had previously reported that the BMW X6 was said to have raced along Oskar-von-Miller-Strasse in Frankfurt’s Ostend. This is also indicated by the tracks at the scene of the accident. When the BMW hit the sidewalk, it almost swept away a three-foot-thick concrete pillar of a house.

The police have now reconstructed the course of the accident on the basis of the traces and numerous witness statements. Accordingly, the 38-year-old driver was driving his SUV on Oskar-von-Miller-Straße coming from Sonnemannstraße in the direction of Obermainanlage. At a traffic light near Uhlandstraße, the driver accelerated the car and lost control of the BMW.

He came off the road to the right and found himself on the parallel bicycle and footpath. There he first recorded the 27-year-old cyclist who was traveling as a bicycle courier. Then he touched a car parked on the side of the road and recorded the two pedestrians: a 62-year-old man from the Ostalb district and a 31-year-old woman from Frankfurt. Eventually the SUV hit the concrete pillar.


Commemoration at the scene of the accident: After the accident, many citizens expressed their sympathy.
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Photo: Finn Winkler

As reported, all three victims were brought to nearby hospitals, some with life-threatening injuries. The bicycle courier and the 62-year-old man died shortly afterwards from their injuries. The driver himself was only slightly injured.

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