▶ ︎ A Solinger (63) wanted to use the first warm rays of sunshine and ice-free roads for a motorcycle trip to the Bergisches Land. Near the Altenberg Cathedral he drove up the serpentine road at around 2 p.m.
The motorcyclist falls and is so badly injured that he dies at the scene of the accident.
▶ ︎ Four motorcyclists are out and about in the Rheinisch-Bergisches Kreis in the afternoon. A man from Cologne (46) drives shortly after 3 p.m. accompanied by another motorcyclist on the L 312 towards Ruppichteroth. A Euskirchener (50), also accompanied by another motorcyclist, drives in the opposite direction.
The Euskirchener cannot evade. Both motorcycles crash into each other.
The investigators assume a driving error by Cologne.
The two companions were not involved in the course of the accident and had to be looked after on site by emergency pastors.
The traffic commissioner has started the investigation on site.
▶ ︎ A motorcyclist also crashed into a car in Kempen and died.
The 19-year-old driver was therefore uninjured.