A man (37) in handcuffs tried to flee from a police checkpoint at a rest area on Sunday evening. He ran across the motorway and was hit by a car. He died at the scene of the accident.
At around 6.20 p.m., federal police officers checked a VW Golf car with three occupants at the Königberg rest area between the Aachen motorway intersection and the Aachen-Brand junction. Among the occupants was an Algerian, who later became the victim of the accident.
“The latter suddenly tried to escape control, ran across the three-lane carriageway, climbed over the central crash barrier and was hit by the Opel on the carriageway in the direction of Liège,” a police spokesman said. The man died at the scene of the accident.
A police spokesman said on Monday that 200 grammes of hashish had been found on the dead man. In addition, the man had a residence permit from France that was no longer valid. “He obviously wanted to flee,” said the spokesperson.A family was inside the Opel Corsa – the driver (23), his heavily pregnant female passenger (21) and a daughter (3). The young woman lost her unborn baby in the accident.