Flixbus accident on A9: Five dead, many injured – hospitals alerted

There was a serious bus accident on the A9 shortly before the state border with Saxony-Anhalt.

There are said to be five dead, numerous injured and some trapped. The road is completely closed in both directions near Wiedemar.

An accident with a Flixbus occurred around 10 a.m. near Wiedemar, just before the state border with Saxony-Anhalt. There are said to be five dead, numerous injured and several people trapped in the bus.

According to the Flixbus company, the coach was involved in an accident on the way from Berlin to Zurich. There were 53 passengers and 2 drivers on board.

Emergency services from Halle and the Saale district are currently on the way to the accident, which occurred in Saxony.

Seven rescue helicopters are currently deployed at the scene of the accident. The police in Saxony also keep an eye on what is happening on site: “Numerous rescue workers are taking care of the injured on site,” says the officers on the X account (formerly Twitter).

It has now been officially confirmed that there were five dead in the bus accident.

According to media information, clinics are also preparing for injured and seriously injured people. Shock rooms and operating theaters would be blocked for accident victims.

The Bergmannstrost accident hospital is also preparing to care for injured people upon request. A corresponding request has already been received, but no helicopter has yet landed at the clinic.

The coach had apparently veered off the right side of the road and came to rest on its side in a bush.

On the A9 the road is completely closed in both directions between Wiedemar and the Schkeuditzer Kreuz.

After the accident on the A9 near Leipzig, Saxony’s Transport Minister Martin Dulig expressed his dismay. “My thoughts are with the families of the victims and injured. “I would like to thank the many emergency services on site who provided quick help,” said the SPD politician. Flixbus also expresses its regret.

Several dead after bus accident near Leipzig

There was a serious accident with a coach on the Autobahn 9 near Leipzig for reasons that are still unclear. At least five people died and several were injured.

Several people have apparently died in an accident with a coach on Autobahn 9 near Leipzig. That is what the police said. There are said to be at least five dead. In addition, several people were injured; according to the police, the exact number has not yet been determined.

For reasons that are still unclear, the vehicle left the road and overturned on its side. Several rescue helicopters and ambulances are in use.

Bus was on the way to Zurich

The bus is a Flixbus vehicle, as the company announced. “Our thoughts are with everyone affected by this accident and their families,” said a spokesman for the provider when asked by the dpa news agency.

The long-distance bus was on the way from Berlin to Zurich in the morning. According to Flixbus, there were 53 passengers and two drivers on board.

Hospitals are preparing to admit patients

The hospitals in the area are preparing for a large-scale operation. The emergency room has been alerted and operating rooms and diagnostic rooms are being prepared and available, said a spokesman for the Diakonissen Hospital in Leipzig upon request.

According to initial information, the accident occurred around 9:45 a.m. between Wiedemar and Schkeuditzer Kreuz. The connection point is at Leipzig/Halle Airport. Autobahn 9 is currently completely closed in both directions – the rescue work could continue into the evening. The A9 is an important connection from north to south.


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