Driver escapes burning truck

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Assling. A van loaded with flowers burned down on the A99. The 34 year old driver managed to drive the lorry towards the hard shoulder.

At around 4.10 PM, just before the junction at Aschheim/Ismaning, the truck full of flowers caught fire. The driver was able to steer the car to the parking lane and could escape safely before the vehicle was entirely ignited. The fire caused an estimated damage of 35,000 Euro.

Two lanes were blocked by the police, which resulted in massive traffic obstructions and traffic jams spread over many kilometers.

It is not yet know what caused the fire of the 7.5 ton vehicle.

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