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A German police officer inspects the scene of an accident in Amberg, Germany, where an 8-year-old child of a U.S. soldier was seriously injured on Nov. 19, 2020.
A German police officer inspects the scene of an accident in Amberg, Germany, where an 8-year-old child of a U.S. soldier was seriously injured on Nov. 19, 2020. (Markus Raum)
A German police officer inspects the scene of an accident in Amberg, Germany, where an 8-year-old child of a U.S. soldier was seriously injured on Nov. 19, 2020.
A German police officer inspects the scene of an accident in Amberg, Germany, where an 8-year-old child of a U.S. soldier was seriously injured on Nov. 19, 2020. (Markus Raum)
Airbags are deployed in one of the cars involved in the accident that occurred in Amberg, Germany, on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, in which the 8-year-old child of a U.S. service member was seriously injured. The child's mother and the German driver involved sustained minor injuries.
Airbags are deployed in one of the cars involved in the accident that occurred in Amberg, Germany, on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, in which the 8-year-old child of a U.S. service member was seriously injured. The child's mother and the German driver involved sustained minor injuries. (Markus Raum)
U.S. military police at the scene of a traffic accident in Amberg, Germany, where the 8-year-old child of a U.S. soldier was seriously injured Nov. 19, 2020.
U.S. military police at the scene of a traffic accident in Amberg, Germany, where the 8-year-old child of a U.S. soldier was seriously injured Nov. 19, 2020. (Markus Raum)

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The 8-year-old child of a U.S. soldier was seriously injured in a car crash in Bavaria this week, American and German officials said Friday.

“The child involved in the accident is a dependent of a service member in the 2nd Cavalry Regiment,” unit spokesman, Maj. John Ambelang, told Stars and Stripes.

The crash took place in poor weather conditions Thursday evening in the town of Amberg, about 30 minutes south of Vilseck where the unit is based. The U.S. driver, a 29-year-old woman, is an Army dependent. She was turning from the wrong lane when the German driver crashed into her vehicle, a report by the Amberg police said.

The child, who was seated on the passenger side, was seriously injured, but both drivers sustained only minor injuries.

All three were taken to nearby hospitals, the police statement said.

The spot where the crash occurred, at the Kreisstrasse AS 30 district road heading toward Aschach, is a hotspot for accidents, the police report said. The city is planning to build a traffic circle there, news site Onetz.de reported.

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Manny covers the U.S. military in Bavaria and Central Europe for Stars and Stripes. A Seattle, Washington native, he’s an alumnus of the Defense Information School, American Public University and Liberty University.
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