Lahr (dpa / lsw) – When colliding with another car, a passenger was trapped on federal highway 3 north of Lahr. She suffered serious injuries on Monday and was taken to a hospital, police said. The driver and the two occupants of the other car escaped with minor injuries.

According to the police, the driver of the car in which the woman was sitting probably wanted to turn around on the main road. In oncoming traffic from the direction of Friesenheim, the driver of the other car noticed the turning car too late – “presumably due to excessive speed and the influence of alcohol,” as it was said. He crashed into the car across the lane.

An expert was called in to clarify the course of the accident in the Ortenau district. Both cars were totaled.