A serious bus accident occurred early on Saturday morning on Autobahn 24 near Wöbbelin in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. 31 people were injured, three of them seriously, but these were not in mortal danger, said a police spokesman in Rostock.
The bus went off the road at 5.45 a.m. in the direction of Hamburg between the Wöbbelin and Hagenow junctions and drove into a ditch. Travelers of different nationalities would have sat in the vehicle. The 31 injured came to the surrounding hospitals. The cause of the accident is still being determined, the police spokesman continued. It may be the driver’s microsleep. According to his information, the weather conditions were normal at the time of the accident.
There was initially different information about the number of injuries. The Flixbus company initially confirmed only three injuries to the German press agency. All occupants of the bus, 30 passengers and 2 drivers according to Flixbus, came to hospitals as a precaution. “We can confirm that the driving and rest times were adhered to,” said a Flixbus spokesman. The bus was on the way between Prague and Hamburg.
The NDR quoted the chief emergency doctor on site, four travelers had suffered moderate injuries, but the majority of the passengers were slightly injured or uninjured. It is also said here that all passengers were first taken to hospitals.