A 53-year-old man was run over by a car in Apolda – because the driver mistook him for a tree. The 53-year-old had to undergo emergency surgery. The police are investigating.

Serious accident in Apolda in Thuringia. A 53-year-old was run over by a car there on Saturday evening. He was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries, the situation center of the Ministry of the Interior in Erfurt announced on Sunday.

A 76-year-old driver turned left into a side street and then, according to his own statements, drove over an “unknown black object” that was lying on the road. The pensioner said he thought the man was part of a tree.

According to the police, it was initially unknown why the man had been lying on the street. The exact cause of the accident has yet to be clarified, it said. The man underwent an emergency operation in Jena that night. The two occupants of the car were unharmed. The vehicle involved in the accident was secured.

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