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Drama in Essen: Car falls from 18-meter-high parking garage, two teens killed |  car

Drama in Essen: Car falls from 18-meter-high parking garage, two teens killed | car

videoA tragic accident occurred in a parking garage in Essen on Sunday evening. A Volkswagen Golf fell 18 meters from the garage roof. Both passengers were killed, two boys aged 16 and 19.


Gwen Vanden Broek


Last updated:
07:42

A large hole can still be seen in the boundary grids on the top floor of a parking garage in Essen. The yellow markings indicate the path the car took before it crashed. About 18 meters under the wreckage of a green Volkswagen Golf on the driver’s side.

Police suspect that the car first hit a tree and then hit the sidewalk with full force. “It happens again and again that young people here push the barriers aside and then drive into the parking lot,” a local resident told the German newspaper. picture

A police spokesman confirms the suspicion that reckless driving was the cause of the tragic accident. The Volkswagen Golf driver probably lost control of the car around 7:20 pm, after which it fell to the ground and crashed. We secure the tracks on the upper parking deck. It appears that there was some reckless driving that led to this serious accident.”

Matt Chaban

Emergency services rushed to the scene after the accident. The fire brigade struggled to get the two occupants, two boys aged 16 and 19, out of the completely devastated wreck. In the end, the car was completely cut out. The car stopped on the side of the driver in front of the parking lot. Rescuers found two young men who were unresponsive in the completely maimed car.”

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The two passengers were resuscitated by emergency services and taken to hospital in critical condition. Both men eventually died of their injuries. Relatives and friends of the two victims gathered at the scene this evening. A woman collapsed at the sight of the wreckage and had to be taken to hospital as well.

Emergency services quickly arrived at the scene. The fire brigade struggled to get the two occupants, two boys aged 16 and 19, out of the completely devastated wreck. © Reporters / DPA

A large hole can be seen in the boundary grids on the top floor of a parking garage in Essen.  The yellow markings indicate the path the car took before it crashed.

A large hole can be seen in the boundary grids on the top floor of a parking garage in Essen. The yellow markings indicate the path the car took before it crashed. © Reporters / DPA

About 18 meters under the wreckage of a green Volkswagen Golf on the driver's side.  Police suspect that the car first hit a tree and then hit the sidewalk with full force.

About 18 meters under the wreckage of a green Volkswagen Golf on the driver’s side. Police suspect that the car first hit a tree and then hit the sidewalk with full force. © Reporters / DPA

Tragic accident in Essen: a car fell from a parking garage, two young men died.

Tragic accident in Essen: a car fell from a parking garage, two young men died. © Reporters / DPA

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