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Driver testing anti-terror blockade is seriously injured

  • A 48-year-old driver hit the anti-terrorist barrier at more than 30mph last month
  • It took place in an unauthorised private test in Fürstenhagen, Germany
  • An Ulsar-area entrepreneur had wanted to test a self-developed blockade
  • The blockade was similar to those made after attacks made in Nice and Berlan

By Kelly Mclaughlin For Mailonline

Published: 11:44 EDT, 5 May 2017 | Updated: 11:46 EDT, 5 May 2017

A truck driver in Germany was seriously injured after taking part in an unauthorised private test drive with an anti-terrorist blockade.

The 48-year-old, who has not been publicly named, hit the barrier - like those created following attacks in Nice and Berlin - in Fürstenhagen on April 22 and was flown to a nearby hospital in Göttingen.

The accident occurred during a private test performed by an Ulsar-area entrepreneur that wanted to test a self-developed blockade, which he called a Nizzasperre.

A 48-year-old, who has not been publicly named, was seriously injured after hit a barrier in Fürstenhagen, Germany, and was flown to a nearby hospital in Göttingen
A 48-year-old, who has not been publicly named, was seriously injured after hit a barrier in Fürstenhagen, Germany, and was flown to a nearby hospital in Göttingen

A 48-year-old, who has not been publicly named, was seriously injured after hit a barrier in Fürstenhagen, Germany, and was flown to a nearby hospital in Göttingen

The accident occurred during a private test performed by an Ulsar-area entrepreneur that wanted to test a self-developed blockade, which he called a Nizzasperre
The accident occurred during a private test performed by an Ulsar-area entrepreneur that wanted to test a self-developed blockade, which he called a Nizzasperre

The accident occurred during a private test performed by an Ulsar-area entrepreneur that wanted to test a self-developed blockade, which he called a Nizzasperre

The test took place on an empty but public street and had not been authorised by police, officials said
The test took place on an empty but public street and had not been authorised by police, officials said

The test took place on an empty but public street and had not been authorised by police, officials said

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The truck can be seen driving at just over 30mph before smashing into the barrier in a video uploaded to YouTube on Thursday.

The test took place on an empty but public street and had not been authorised by police, according to HNA.

The public prosecutor's office in Göttingen has launched an investigation into the test, and whether it caused negligent bodily harm or caused dangerous interference with road traffic.

In terrorist attacks in Nice and Berlin in July and December of last year, respectively, attackers drove trucks into crowds of people, killing a total of 98.

After the attacks, anti-terrorist blockades were set up in Germany to prevent such attacks from occurring again.

The truck can be seen driving at just over 30mph before smashing into the barrier in a video uploaded to YouTube
The truck can be seen driving at just over 30mph before smashing into the barrier in a video uploaded to YouTube

The truck can be seen driving at just over 30mph before smashing into the barrier in a video uploaded to YouTube

The public prosecutor's office in Göttingen has launched an investigation into the test, and whether it caused negligent bodily harm or caused dangerous interference with road traffic
The public prosecutor's office in Göttingen has launched an investigation into the test, and whether it caused negligent bodily harm or caused dangerous interference with road traffic

The public prosecutor's office in Göttingen has launched an investigation into the test, and whether it caused negligent bodily harm or caused dangerous interference with road traffic

In terrorist attacks in Nice and Berlin (pictured) in July and December of last year, respectively, attackers drove trucks into crowds of people, killing a total of 98
In terrorist attacks in Nice and Berlin (pictured) in July and December of last year, respectively, attackers drove trucks into crowds of people, killing a total of 98

In terrorist attacks in Nice and Berlin (pictured) in July and December of last year, respectively, attackers drove trucks into crowds of people, killing a total of 98

Since the attacks, officials have put security barriers in place in hopes of stopping terror attacks from happening in the future
Since the attacks, officials have put security barriers in place in hopes of stopping terror attacks from happening in the future

Since the attacks, officials have put security barriers in place in hopes of stopping terror attacks from happening in the future

An entrepreneur from Ulsar had wanted to create his own design after tests carried out by the MDR magazine Umshau showed that the concrete blocks haven’t provided sufficient protection.

In the magazine’s tests, a truck had been accelerated by a traction device and there was not a driver in the vehicle.

In the Ulsar-area company’s unauthorised test drive, the driver was sitting behind the steering wheel of the short-haul truck in a self-built cage.

He drove about 100 yards toward the barrier, and several firefighters had to pry the man out of the vehicle after it crashed.

He was released from hospital on Thursday and was taken to a rehabilitation clinic in Hessisch-Lichtenau.

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