A car landed in the Limmat at the Münsterbrücke in Zurich today, Friday. One person had to be brought to the hospital in critical condition.
the essentials in brief
- A car field this Friday in the Zurich Limmat.
- The salvage work is in progress.
And suddenly a car is swimming in the Limmat! There was a spectacular accident at the Münsterbrücke in Zurich today, Friday. A spokesman for the city police confirmed this on request. The vehicle fell into the river and was now in the water.
The rescue operation is currently in progress and the rescue work is in full swing.
A person could be rescued from the accident vehicle by the police and passers-by hurried to help. According to information from the Zurich City Police, the driver had to be reanimated on site by the paramedics and the emergency doctor from Schutz & Rettung Zurich and hospitalized in critical condition.
Divers of the water police were able to ensure during a dive that there were no other people in the vehicle.
Policeman slightly injured
According to initial findings, the man drove alone with his car on the Stadtausquai in the direction of the Münsterbrücke, over its bridgehead, broke through the railing and fell into the Limmat, where the car came to rest on the roof.
A police officer injured himself slightly during the rescue operation. He was given initial medical care on site by the paramedics and brought to a hospital for further wound care.
“We are currently clarifying the exact course of the accident and the background to it,” Michael Walker, press spokesman for the Zurich city police, told Nau.ch.
The car drove through in a place where it normally has passers-by at the time: “It is certainly lucky that no one was injured,” said Walker. The driver was reanimated and had to be taken to hospital in critical condition.
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