2 US soldiers injured in highway crash in southern Germany
Two U.S. servicemembers were injured Tuesday when their military truck spun out of control while traveling on a highway in southern Germany, local law enforcement officials said.
The soldiers, ages 40 and 26, suffered moderate injuries, German authorities said.
The accident occurred at 5:25 p.m. near the city of Passau when a white vehicle cut in front of the military truck while traveling on A3 toward the town. The driver of the military truck was forced to slam on the brakes, causing the truck to veer right, crash through a guardrail and land in the grass, police said.
The white car fled from the scene, and authorities say they are seeking eyewitnesses to the crash.
The accident caused about $320,000 in damage.