Blue light report for Freiburg, May 11, 2023: Smoke development in the engine compartment

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Smoke development in engine compartment

Freiburg (ots) –

District of Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald

[Gemeinde Titisee-Neustadt;]

On May 10, 2023, at around 4:19 p.m., heavy smoke escaped in the area of ​​the engine compartment of a minibus driving on the B31 in the area of ​​the Gutachtalbrücke. The fire brigade from Titisee-Neustadt, which was called to the danger area, was able to quickly bring the smoke under control. It is currently assumed that a defect in the clutch system was the trigger for the smoke development. The 52-year-old driver and the eight passengers, some of whom were elderly, escaped with a fright. After an assessment by the DRK rescue workers who were also present, as well as the Malteser, the passengers were taken home by the fire brigade. The badly damaged car was recovered by a local towing company.

There were minor traffic delays for the duration of the extinguishing work.

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Original content from: Freiburg Police Headquarters, transmitted by news aktuell
This report was sent by the police headquarters in Freiburg on May 11, 2023 at 5:13 a.m.

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Accident statistics and casualties in road traffic over the last 3 years

In the state Baden-Wuerttemberg there was a year 2020 of a total of 32,204 road accidents involving personal injury 330 fatalities and 39,620 injured. There has been a slight downward trend in the traffic accidents recorded by the police throughout Germany in recent years. A total of 2,245,245 road accidents were recorded in 2020, compared to 2,685,661 cases in 2019 and 2,636,468 cases in 2018. This trend can also be observed in the number of accidents involving personal injury. In 2020, there were 264,499 accidents in which people were injured, and a total of 3,046 people were killed. In 2018, 3,275 fatalities were recorded out of 308,721 accidents involving personal injury.

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Fires and arson in 2020 in Germany and Baden-Württemberg

In Baden-Wuerttemberg drove the municipal fire brigades in 2020 in total 111,302 missions, of which 18,139 cases involved fire operations. 11,114 people could be rescued from fires and technical assistance, but for 1,554 people the help came too late. According to police records, in Germany in 2020 20,735 cases of arson or causing a fire hazard. According to fire protection statistics, around 200,000 house fires are recorded every year. This means that every two minutes a fire ignites somewhere. Around 600 people die in house fires in Germany every year.

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2023-05-11 14:03:02


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