A Sunday walk ended tragically for a couple from Lower Saxony. The 56-year-old man was hit by a train while trying to save the dog.
Bechtsbüttel – It should be a relaxed Sunday stroll. A 56-year-old man and his 55-year-old wife were out and about with their dog in Bechtsbüttel near Braunschweig. The animal broke loose on a train line and ran onto the tracks. The owner hurried after, wanted to get the dog to safety – then the accident happened.
An approaching train could not brake in time. He rolled over and killed both the man and the dog. The wife of the 56-year-old victim was present in the accident, but could not help, according to the police.
Train accident in Lower Saxony: man wants to save dog – and dies
According to initial findings, the animal broke loose on Sunday morning and ran onto the tracks. This was announced by a spokeswoman for the police in Lower Saxony. The dog owner ran after. He also went to the track bed to save the dog and put it on the leash again. The regional train on the journey from Braunschweig to Gifhorn rolled over and killed both of them.
The 55-year-old wife was present at the walk, but could no longer intervene. According to initial information, no one was injured on the train. After the accident, a rail replacement service was set up for the travelers, as the federal police announced. The rescue and clean-up work initially continued in the afternoon.
A terrible act of violence occurred on a train in the US metropolis of Philadelphia. Several passengers could have intervened. (ph)