In an accident in South Tyrol, seven young Germans were torn from life. The parents of the 27 year old who caused the accident speak up.
- On drunk South Tyrolean from the Puster Valley raced into one Group of 17 students from Germany. Seven people died, ten were seriously injured.
- The horror accident in the night of Sunday (January 5) in Luttach in the Ahrntal shook all of South Tyrol and all of Germany.
- The 27-year-old accident driver sits in custody,
7:27 p.m .: After a work colleague had already spoken to the media, the parents of the 27-year-old also came forward Accident-causing Stefan L
, to speak. They are deeply shaken. “A tragedy of this magnitude cannot be put into words,” the newspaper’s mother said “Dolomites”, The burden that they now have to bear is great. That is why they did not want the photos or their names to be published.
The mother also turned to the parents of the seven victims: “I wholeheartedly hope that the mothers and fathers of the dead and injured will be taken care of by people who give them strength in their great suffering and great pain.” The two have the deepest sympathy for the deceased and injured with their families and friends. They haven’t been able to meet their son since the accident. According to the paper, however, they have now received a visitor’s permit.
Update from January 11, 2020, 9.25 a.m .: More and more details are becoming known about the reasons why 27-year-old Stefan L. got behind the wheel while drunk. Apparently the accident driver drunk out of lovesickness. How bild.de reported, the girlfriend of the 27-year-old had just before the terrible Raser accident broke up with him. Stefan L. then visited several pubs in the lower Puster Valley, in Bruneck and in the Ahrntal. “I don’t remember how many beers I drank,” the accident driver, who is in custody, remarks bild.de (Article behind payment barrier) cited.
In the meantime, the trial against a 24-year-old in North Rhine-Westphalia has started: he is supposed to be at almost 300 km / h in one Sports car over the highway be rested – and crashed. His girlfriend (18) died.
Accident drama in South Tyrol: Colleague takes protection of the person who caused the accident (27) – “Go there …”
Update from January 10, 2020, 11:15 a.m .: The driver, who is responsible for the deaths of seven people in South Tyrol due to drunk driving, has been in custody since Monday. The 27-year-old man faces up to 18 years in prison because of the seriousness of the accident.
His work colleague is in one RTL Interview now voiced about the 27 year old. His life is now “gone”, says the 52-year-old colleague. Such a tragedy was particularly difficult as a young person. The 52-year-old is aware that his work colleague with almost two per thousand should never have got into the car. However, he also defends the 27-year-old who caused the accident. The poor lighting conditions are said to have contributed to the accident. “Go there and see how much is illuminated. When the weather is bad and a bit foggy. You don’t see anything. “
The car of the 27-year-old had raced into the tourist group in Luttach on Sunday night. According to police, the victims around the age of 20 – three men and three women – died at the scene of the accident. Eleven people were injured, four of them seriously. One of them fought for survival in the Innsbruck hospital in Austria, but died.
Drama in South Tyrol: accident cause (27) with desperate words – drastic consequences threaten
Update from January 9, 2020, 3:01 p.m.: Seven casualties the terrible accident in the night on Sunday in Luttach South Tyrol demanded. A young man is fighting for his life in an intensive care unit in a hospital.
1.97 per thousand had the 27-year-old accident driver in the blood after a hospital alcohol test. The South Tyrolean had apparently gotten drunk before the fatal alcohol journey. From heartache?
Investigations into the terrible tragedy are ongoing. Investigators are trying to reconstruct the hours and minutes before the accident. At first it is still unclear at what speed the 27-year-old captured the student group with his Audi TT. An expert opinion should clarify the cause of the accident.
The Luttach casualties have now been brought to Germany. The bodies of six young people are in coffins on Wednesday from Bruneck Hospital, like stol.it reported to have been transferred to their home.
South Tyrol accident: “Does life still have a value for me?” – Accident driver desperate
Update from January 9, 2020, 10.20 a.m.: “Life has a value for me” – said the 27-year-old accident driver, his lawyer Alessondro Tonon reports in a video to the Tageszeitung.it,
In his opinion, the psychological condition of the accident driver was very unstable. The interrogation had to be stopped on Wednesday. The 27-year-old is desperate. As the newspaper reports online, the lawyers have therefore not yet told their clients that a seventh person has died.
Racing drama in South Tyrol with many deaths: drastic consequences required
Update from January 8, 2020, 4:25 p.m .: After the racing drama in South Tyrol, there is a call for consequences in Germany. The “Association against Alcohol and Drugs in Road Traffic” (BADS) demands technical immobilizers in new cars and increased alcohol controls by the police after the terrible accident.
“Society cannot prevent all reasons for the consumption of alcohol,” says Helmut Trentmann, President of BADS, “but we must not let up on naming and increasing the dangers that everyone with alcohol driving seems to accept fight.”
The motto of the association – “Who drinks, doesn’t drive” – was also to be read at the entrance to Luttach in South Tyrol, where the terrible accident happened.
Hearing for accident drivers in South Tyrol – lawyer: “He is devastated”
Update from January 8, 2020, 3:10 p.m .: According to his lawyer, accident driver Stefan L. admitted at the hearing that he was drunk. He regretted the misfortune. “He’s devastated,” said Alessandro Tonon, one of the 27-year-old’s lawyers. The judge responsible for the preliminary examination, Emilio Schönsberg, did not provide any information on Stefan L.’s current state of health.
At the hearing, which had to be broken off, he burst into tears several times. Upon request, his lawyer Tonon did not want to comment that his client received sedatives around the clock because of the risk of suicide. The 27-year-old, who is in custody, is accused of multiple killings in traffic – if convicted, he could face up to 18 years in prison.
Speed drama in South Tyrol: hearing for accident drivers in Bolzano had to be canceled
Update from January 8, 2020, 2:05 p.m .: As it now became known, the hearing of the accident driver had to be stopped. According to reports from bild.de the reason for this was the 27-year-old’s mental state. For the hearing, the judge Emilio Schönsberg, who was in charge of the preliminary investigation, came to the prison in Bozen. Stefan L. apparently does not know the exact number of casualties, so bild.de further. The judge ruled that the 27-year-old remains in custody.
Speed drama: hearing for accident drivers from South Tyrol – judge decides on imprisonment
Update from January 8, 2020, 12.20 p.m .: Stefan L. (27) remains in custody – that was decided on Wednesday (8.1.) By the Bozen Regional Court at a hearing. Judge Emilio Schönsberg justified this step with the seriousness of the accident. Alessandro Tonon, one of the lawyers of the accident driver of South-Tirol, had stated yesterday (7.1.) yesterday, “depending on the content of the detention,” to apply for temporary release subject to house arrest. However, this did not happen. None of the 27-year-old’s lawyers applied for house arrest at the hearing.
Speed drama in South Tyrol: public defender reveals details about the cause of the accident
Update from January 7, 2020, 6.40 p.m .: According to his lawyer, the person responsible for the accident, Stefan L. (27), is monitored day and night in his cell. “A judicial officer is standing at the door permanently, watching him through a window. His shoelaces were taken away so that he could not hurt himself, ”explained lawyer Alessandro Tonon (44) to“ Bild ”. On Wednesday, Stefan L. was questioned by a judge. Tonon wants “depending on the content of the detention, to apply for temporary release subject to house arrest.”
The lawyer continued: “When applying for house arrest, however, I also have to closely monitor whether the client is also suitable for the house arrest in terms of health. It would mean that he might also be alone. And if there is still a danger that he could harm himself, then one cannot take responsibility for the house arrest in the form. “It must therefore be checked whether” accommodation in a psychiatric clinic would be an option “.
Allegedly, the public defender now receives emails with threats “primarily from Germany” because he defends the accident driver Stefan L.
Work colleague talks about accident drivers and surprises with new blame assignments
Update from January 7, 2020, 3:37 p.m .: During the South Tyrolean accident driver Stefan L. (27) remains in custody after his serious alcohol journey, one of his work colleagues has now spoken up. Interview with RTL Lorenz Gröbner (52) describes the 27-year-old as a helpful and bright person. “It is a pity that this happened to him,” said the 52-year-old. In his eyes, it’s not just Stefan L.’s taller Alcohol blame at the tragedy. According to him, the bad are also visibility fatal at the scene of the accident. “Go there and see how much is illuminated. If the weather is bad and there is a bit of fog – you won’t see anything, ”emphasizes the colleague.
Update from January 7, 2020, 12:14 p.m .: The detention date for the cause of the fatal accident in South Tyrol, according to his lawyer, is only on Wednesday. Alessandro Tonon told the German Press Agency on Tuesday that the hearing was scheduled for 9:30 a.m. The police in Bolzano and the public prosecutor initially did not provide any information.
Speed drama in South Tyrol: Police publish photo of the demolished accident car
Update from January 7, 2020, 10:42 a.m .: After the deadly alcohol ride by Stefan L. in the South Tyrolean town of Luttach, at the seven German students died are the Carabinieri Bolzano Photo of the accident car released. The picture shows that completely demolished Audi TT with broken windows at the scene of the accident.
Accident drama in South Tyrol: Appointment to be heard
Update from January 7, 2020, 7.44 a.m .: After the cause of the fatal accident in South Tyrol was transferred to prison, there is now one Hearing on his pre-trial detention on. According to the police in Bolzano, the date could be this Tuesday. The accident driver only came to the hospital and has been in custody in Bolzano since Monday.
Seventh death furnace in South Tyrol: woman dies in hospital after accident drama
Update from January 6th, 6:24 pm: A drunk (27) raced into a group of Germans with his car. Six people died immediately, a woman died on Monday in hospital their injuries. As the South Tyrolean medical service announced, the woman died in the afternoon. The second seriously injured patient is on the mend.
Two 22-year-old women are among the seven victims Wuppertal, Wuppertal’s mayor Andreas Mucke said on Monday.
After racing drama in South Tyrol: woman succumbs to her injuries in hospital
Update from January 6, 5:18 p.m .: Six Germans died in an accident in South Tyrol. A drunk raced into a group of young people in his car. Now is one another woman died, She succumbed to her injuries in the hospital, the police in Bolzano announced on Monday. The 21-year-old was initially taken to a clinic in Innsbruck after the accident. Died there the young woman who came from Unna, how soester-anzeiger.de * reported on Sunday as a result of serious injuries.
27-year-old drives in a group of young Germans: bereaved relatives travel to South Tyrol
Update from January 6, 4:54 p.m .: The 27-year-old driver, who raced into a group of young Germans and killed six of them, has been sitting in since today Detention. He had previously been released from the hospital. The man is threatened because of the severity of the accident up to 18 years in prison.
More grieving member have meanwhile traveled to South Tyrol. Many of them came to the hospital in Bruneck. The dead were identified there. The families were looked after by emergency psychologists, pastors and representatives of the German Embassy. Some relatives also visited the scene of the accident and, shielded by the police, went to the hotel where the young people were staying. The relatives then stopped briefly at the roadside grave lights held.
Six Germans die in South Tyrol: accident drivers with incredible statements
Update from January 6, 2020, 1:05 p.m .: According to media reports, sports car driver Stefan L. is said to have serious consequences alcohol ride, where he raced into a group of 17 students on Sunday morning, even on the way to the disco “cauldron” have been. The students just came back from there.
“I was on my way to the ‘cauldron’. I was alone. My girlfriend and I just broke up, ”says the 27-year-old from the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera cited. He is said to have said this to his defense lawyer Alessandro Tonon after the accident when he visited him in the psychiatric department of the hospital in Bruneck on Sunday. “I hadn’t noticed that I was drunk“I didn’t seem to have drunk that much,” the 27-year-old is said to have entrusted to his lawyer. He immediately understood that he had caused a massacre, the lawyer said. He also said to him: “It would have been better if I had died instead of the other people.” Stefan L. also said that he would have tried one of the Victim revive,
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Victim posted video from “Hexenkessel” shortly before fatal accident drama
Update from January 6, 2020, 12.01 p.m .: As the image reported, the 22-year-old student Janine from Wuppertal, one of the victims of South Tyrol, posted a video from the “Hexenkessel” on Instagram shortly before the fatal accident. There she celebrated with the other young people in the travel group. Loud music and laughing people can be heard in the clip.
Accident drama with six deaths: sports car driver (27) transferred to prison
Update from January 6, 2020, 12.07 p.m.: The accident driver who drove into a tour group in South Tyrol and killed six young Germans will follow Bolzano to prison laid. A police spokesman for the German Press Agency said on Monday. The 27-year-old had already been released from the hospital in Bruneck. To the circumstances of his fatal alcohol ride with 1.97 per thousand in the blood is further determined. The public prosecutor’s office in Bolzano also announced on Sunday evening: “Due to the overall dynamics of the accident, the speed limit must be exceeded considerably. An appraisal is being considered to accurately determine the speed. ”
After South Tyrolean accident drama with six deaths: head of the travel group speaks for the first time
Update from January 6, 2020, 10:37 a.m .: First time after fatal accident in the South Tyrolean town of Luttach has now Chief of the tour operatorwith whom the ski group was on the move. “My team and I are in complete shock,” said Bernd Borchert, head of the tour operator “End of term”, of Focus Online cited. Borchert reports that he heard about the accident from one of his closest employees on Sunday morning by phone. The team acts as a bridge between relatives and victims. For data protection reasons, he does not yet know who exactly is affected.
Together with local psychologists, the decision was made to cancel the trip and take the group home. The bus left Luttach late Sunday evening. “We did our best to help on the spot,” said the “end of the semester” boss.
After accident drama in South Tyrol with six deaths: the person responsible for the accident (27) reacts desperately – police investigated
Update from January 6, 2020, 8.15 a.m .: After the death of six young Germans on skiing holidays In South Tyrol, the authorities are investigating the circumstances of the accident and the speed of the drunk driver. The car of the 27-year-old had raced into the tourist group in Luttach on Sunday night. According to police, the victims around the age of 20 – three men and three women – died at the scene of the accident. Eleven people were injured, four of them seriously. One of them fought for survival in the Innsbruck hospital in Austria.
The investigators made the identity of the Kill not officially known until Monday. According to Italian authorities, the bodies had been taken to the hospital in Bruneck. For the identification, the help of relatives who were asked to travel was also necessary.
After accident drama in South Tyrol: Great mourning for six German fatalities
After the South Tyrolean alcohol trip there were many condolences in Germany and Italy. The “Hexenkessel” restaurant in Steinhaus, where the tour group had last celebrated, announced that the disco would remain closed the evening after. The Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte sent his condolences to the relatives in a statement. In Luttach, people came to the scene of the accident until late and put up grave lights.
The tour operator “Semesterende Skireisen” as part of Outdoor Travelers GmbH from Aachen expressed dismay on the Internet that the terrible accident had occurred on one of its tours.
South Tyrol: Drunk man drives six Germans dead with sports cars – 27-year-old reacts desperately
Update 10:27 p.m.: According to current information from the dpa, the accident driver, who is responsible for the deaths of several people in South Tyrol, is still in the hospital, but there is psychologically treated by specialists because he said that he wanted to kill himself when he was killed by the high Zhal found out about the dead. At first, individual media had reported that the man was in psychiatry and had already tried to commit suicide.
Update 6. 28 p.m.: The 27-year-old accident driver, who has rushed into a tourist group in South Tyrol and has killed several people or partially injured him, is said to be currently in psychiatry, reports the South Tyrolean news portal “Daily newspaper online“Citing reports from national Italian media. According to the young man in the hospital of the traffic drama he caused, and then tried to commit suicide.
Eyewitness accounts after accident drama in South Tyrol
Meanwhile, several eyewitnesses report to the Focus of the tragic scenes that took place in Luttach on the night of Sunday (January 5, 2020). The driver of the bus, who had brought the tour group back to their accommodation and the accident site after visiting the disco, said that he still wanted to warn the person causing the accident with light signals: “He didn’t notice. I then saw in the rearview mirror how people flew around. I immediately turned around, grabbed my first aid kit and ran. It was terrible. It looked like a bomb had hit a market. People were hurled around. I was completely shocked, tried to help somehow, there were screams and moans everywhere. And then the first helpers were on site, ”the bus driver is quoted as saying.
The owner of the hotel, before which the accident happened, also describes her experiences. An employee immediately ran onto the street and alarmed the rescue workers: “He described the scenery as a battlefield. The bodies were spread out on the street within 20, 30 meters. The survivors would have screamed out loud. When he saw the whole thing, he almost fainted himself, ”the hotel owner continued.
Update 17.55 p.m .: The identity of another victim of the South Tyrolean traffic tragedy could be clarified. According to police, one of the victims was a 22-year-old from Dortmund. His family members have already been informed by the Dortmund police and emergency ministers and are now being looked after.
Accident drama in South Tyrol: Local “Hexenkessel” reacts
Update at 5:09 p.m.: After the horror accident in South Tyrol, in which a car crashed into a group of 17 students, the “cauldron” in which the young adults celebrated also reacted. There is a sign on the door of the club that reads: “Out of respect for the victims, the cauldron remains closed until further notice.”
Fatal traffic accident in South Tyrol: Further information on the victims is known
Update 4.42 p.m .: After the fatal traffic accident in South Tyrol, in which a probably drunk driver crashed into a German student group, more and more details about the fatalities are slowly becoming known. At first it was said that four of the six fatalities came from North Rhine-Westphalia, now a spokesman for the situation center of the police adds that one person comes from Baden-Württemberg but lived in Hamburg. According to the dpa, another victim lived in Lower Saxony. Also nordbuzz.de * reports on the two Fatalities from Hamburg and Lower Saxony in the accident in South Tyrol,
Drama of death in South Tyrol: eleven injured
Update 3:55 p.m .: An injured person is still fighting for survival after the accident in Luttach. Eleven people were injured in total. Four of them were seriously injured. Two South Tyroleans are among the injured, the rest come from Germany. The driver of the high-powered sports car was probably very drunk.
The group was on the way home from a disco visit in the ski holidays and in the winter sports resort.
Speed drama in South Tyrol: Prime Minister Laschet mourns four deaths from NRW
Update 3:05 p.m .: “This terrible misfortune makes me stunned and infinitely sad,” wrote NRW Prime Minister Laschet on twitter. “This day is a sad day for our whole country.” The young people “wanted to have a good time together – and were suddenly taken out of life or seriously injured,” he wrote. In a later press statement, Laschet announced that four of the six fatalities came from NRW.
Chancellor Angela Merkel had government spokesman Steffen Seibert say that “the news from South Tyrol has been shaken”. She wished the wounded strength and early recovery.
There was also horror in the tourist region: “The new year begins with this terrible tragedy,” said the South Tyrolean governor Arno Kompscher at a press conference in Luttach. “We are all shocked.”
– State Chancellery NRW (@NRWpunktDE) January 5, 2020
Accident in South Tyrol: Driver apparently too fast – several fatalities come from NRW
Update, 1:14 p.m .: According to the police, it is currently being checked whether the driver was also on drugs. That he was clearly too fast is considered relatively certain.
Update, 12.50 p.m .: At least two of the victims of the serious traffic accident in South Tyrol come from North Rhine-Westphalia, A person from Cologne and one out Remscheid have been identified, a spokesman for the police in Bozen told the German press agency.
Update, 12.44 p.m .: They were “very nice people,” says their hotel manager Rai South Tyrol, Every year a group of pupils and students from Germany come to their hotel with the same supervisors.
Drama of death in South Tyrol: German victims of a car accident were between 20 and 25 years old
Update, 12.33 p.m .: Also to the sacrifice there is now a confirmed age range. The young Germans by the Audi driver from the Puster were between 20 and 25 years old. Among the fatalities is also a 22 year old from the Siegerland, how siegerlandkurier.de * reported.
Update, 12:04 p.m .: Helmut Abfalterer from the fire brigade described the “Daily Online” bad scenes: “It looked like on a battlefield.” The arrest of the accident driver has now been confirmed by the police. He faces up to 12 years, but at least eight years in prison.
After several media reports, the 27-year-old driver of the Audi TT 1.97 per thousand in blood. He is accused of being killed in traffic. As reported, the six fatalities are all German. Of the eleven injured, nine apparently come from Germany, two are South Tyroleans.
Also the South Tyrolean governor Arno compatible has now commented on the horror accident:
“The new year starts with this terrible tragedy. We are all shocked. “
Six Germans killed in South Tyrol: driver was drunk
Update, 10.25 a.m .: After the Accident disaster in South Tyrol known last night. There are three people, according to the Italian news agency ansa in critical condition. A young woman was flown to the Innsbruck accident hospital that night. As reported, six young Germans died as one Audi TT raced into a crowd. Loud Focus Online the victims are said to have been part of an 80-person tour group from northern Germany.
Reported on the 28-year-old driver from Kiens ansa further that this has now been arrested. Loud ansa he had a very high blood alcohol level.
South Tyrol / Luttach: Audi driver races six Germans from tour group dead – accident driver is 28
Update, 9.25 a.m .: According to dpa information, the victims of the traffic accident in South Tyrol were probably after one Disco visit en route back to their accommodation as a automobile in the group racing. The people are said to have been around 20 years old, they were also housed in the village of Luttach. The Village in the ahrntal is known at youth groups from Germany, which in winter for To ski come.
Update, 9:14 a.m .: A spokesman for the Bruneck police specified the information Focus Online again. Accordingly, the fatalities were all between the ages of 20 and 21 and all came from Germany. Furthermore, the accident driver (28) drove one Audi TT, The street is also notorious as a racing track. The police have yet to confirm whether the driver was drunk. He is currently being examined in a hospital.
Update, 8.36 a.m .: According to information from the South Tyrolean television station Rai South Tyrol The victims of the accident are exclusively students, all younger than 25 years. The transmitter apparently has the information from the holiday home in which the tour group from Germany was accommodated.
Drama in South Tyrol: Car races in crowd in Lutago: Six Germans die
There is also new information on the course of the accident. Accordingly, the group of young Germans apparently got off a bus at the hotel “Tiroler Adler” in Oberluttach in the Ahrntal.
Then, according to the station’s information, they wanted to cross the street to get to their accommodation. Around 1.15 a.m. on Sunday (January 5), the serious accident happened. 17 of the young people were hit by a car with full force.
Six people died at the scene of the accident. Three people were seriously injured. The accident driver is a 28-year-old man from Kiens. The place is about 30 kilometers away from the accident site at the beginning of the Ahrntal.
Update, 7.24 a.m .: According to initial information from the Luttach volunteer fire brigade, the victim is a member of a 17-member travel group from Germany. You were on foot in Luttach in the Ahrntal in South Tyrol when the accident happened.
The driver has grasped the group from the front. Six people died at the scene of the accident. Eleven others were injured. According to Italian media reports, the accident driver is a 28-year-old local. According to previously unconfirmed reports, this was under the influence of alcohol.
+++ Munich (28) dies in Tyrol: A local found the young man in a stream bed near Kitzbühel. The police are investigating.
First report, 7 a.m .: Bolzano – According to the police, the car is up around 1:00 a.m. Sunday (January 5) near Brunico drove into the group. The police assumes one accident out. Several People were injured, some seriously.
They came to hospitals in the region. The driver survived, the police are now investigating the course of the accident, the state command said Carabinieri,
Car races in South Tyrol in people: drama with German victims in Luttach
According to the information, the victims still have to be identified. Where in Germany they came from was still unclear. In the group of Germans, not everyone knew each other and not all had documents with them, the police said. The Foreign Office initially did not comment on the incident on request.
The Channel Rai South Tyrol reported that the vehicle was in Luttach in the Ahrntal in a Group of 17 people raced. Six of them died at the scene of the accident.
160 emergency services were in use according to the report. In the morning there should be a press conference in the place.
The area is in Italy on the Austrian border and is considered Ski- and Winter sports area known. Only last weekend came at one Avalanche accident in South Tyrol killed three Germans.
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