Tragic accident in Ibach SZ

On Tuesday, November 17, 2020, a pedestrian suffered life-threatening injuries in a traffic accident on Gotthardstrasse in Ibach.

Shortly after 6 p.m. today, an 88-year-old crossed the street on the pedestrian crossing by the old school building. He was hit by a passenger car approaching from Schwyz. The pedestrian suffered life-threatening injuries in the collision. After initial medical care by the rescue service, the casualty was flown by the air-rescue to a hospital outside the canton. The 21-year-old driver was uninjured. The casualty died in the hospital on Thursday, November 19, 2020.

Gotthardstrasse must remain closed until around 9:15 p.m. to take care of the injured person and to secure evidence.

The stands for traffic diversion [Feuerwehr Stützpunkt Schwyz] (https://www.polizeiticker.ch/kanton/schwyz/feuerwehr) in action.

Calling a witness

People who saw the accident are asked to contact the Cantonal Police Schwyz, Phone 041 819 29 29.

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