Tragedy details – FF car overturns in Neustift-Innermansingen: one dead, four injured

According to police reports, the 28-year-old driver may have lost control of the vehicle on a long left-hand curve. St. The man from the Pölten district was thrown from the vehicle and died from his fatal injuries. Five other passengers, aged between 17 and 48, were also injured.

The fire engine – Specially Equipped Forest Fire Relief Vehicle 2 (HLF 2) – was activated around 5 pm. Maybe there was a traffic accident. On the L119, a vehicle from the Neustift-Innermansing volunteer fire department ended up in the opposite lane on a curve. As a result, it fell on its side and fell into a ditch due to the 28-year-old's distraction.

The man behind the wheel and a 17-year-old passenger were thrown from the HLF2 and trapped under the emergency vehicle. On being informed, the fire department immediately started the rescue operation.

A 17-year-old boy was seriously injured in the accident. The emergency medical helicopter “Martin 5” took the young man to St. Paul's University Hospital, but his life is not believed to be in danger. Four other firefighters from HLF 2 were injured and treated at the scene. The L119 was closed in the area of ​​the crash until 9.30pm and a diversion was put in place. The badly damaged vehicle was transported using a low loader.

There was an outpouring of sympathy among aid workers in the state on Friday evening and Saturday after the accident during an emergency mission. Many firefighters expressed their condolences online to relatives and friends of the deceased, and wished the injured everywhere a speedy recovery.

“We stand together in this difficult time and will do everything we can to support the affected members and their families,” the Lower Austria regional association announced on its homepage.

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A crisis intervention team was on site after the crash. Klaus Stiebel from the Lower Austria state fire brigade command stressed that it would continue to be available to helpers in the coming days if needed.

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