A serious traffic accident occurred on Ossiacher Straße in the municipality of Steindorf. Two small trucks collided with each other. A steering wheel (33) was trapped in the wreckage.
“For a previously unknown reason in Steindorf on Monday around 4.45 pm, a 33-year-old driver of a small truck came into contact with the oncoming lane and collided head-on with an oncoming small truck, driven by a 49-year-old woman from Feldkirch” , the police said.
Truck thrown 100 meters over the road
The force of the impact threw the woman’s truck over the embankment, while the man’s car came to a stop in the opposite lane about 100 meters after the collision. The 33-year-old was seriously injured in his vehicle as a result of the accident. He had to be extricated from the vehicle by the fire service using hydraulic equipment.” After emergency medical care, he was flown by the rescue helicopter Christophorus 11 to the Klagenfurt clinic.
Total loss on both vehicles
The 49-year-old driver was able to get out of her vehicle on her own. She sustained minor injuries. Both cars were declared a total loss. “The Ossiach national road remained closed to all traffic for a total of one and a half hours while the accident was recorded and the clean-up work was carried out.”
The FF Feldkirchen, the FF Steindorf and the FF Tiffen were involved in the rescue and safety measures.