Two soldiers and child injured in head-on collision near Grafenwoehr
GRAFENWÖHR, Germany — A soldier and his six-year-old daughter suffered serious injuries Tuesday when their car collided head-on with a vehicle driven by another soldier outside the Army post here.
The injured father, 30, was transported by helicopter to a hospital in nearby Amberg after being cut out of his vehicle, according to a garrison spokesman. His daughter was taken by ambulance to the hospital in Weiden, as was the driver of the other car, a 28-year-old male soldier.
German police said the child, who was not in a safety seat, suffered serious injuries. The 28-year-old soldier received minor injuries, police said.
One of the drivers belongs to the 2nd Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, of the 172nd Separate Infantry Brigade, while the other is with the 4th Squadron of the 2nd Cavalry Regiment, according to the garrison spokesman, who did not immediately know which driver belonged to which unit.
The accident occurred as the vehicles drove in opposite directions on B299, a road that skirts the Grafenwöhr Training Area between posts in Grafenwöhr and Vilseck.
The 28-year-old was driving his Jeep south on B299, away from Grafenwöhr, and was preparing to turn across traffic onto a county road, according to the garrison spokesman. The 30-year-old was driving north in a Honda toward Grafenwöhr. Police said they did not know why the cars collided.