Following an accident, the Autobahn 8 near Irschenberg (Miesbach district) was closed in both directions on Tuesday morning. A truck crashed into a guardrail. The driver was thrown through the windshield and seriously injured, police reported.

On Tuesday morning, a truck crashed into the central barrier and one person was injured, police said.

On Tuesday afternoon, the police published a detailed press release about the accident. It stated that the 54-year-old driver lost control of his semi-trailer loaded with melons and then hit the guardrail.

The driver was “catapulted through the windshield” upon impact. A doctor who was among the first responders cared for him until the emergency services and the rescue helicopter arrived. The man suffered several fractures and internal injuries, with which he was flown to a Munich hospital. However, his life is not in danger, it was said.