Canton Zug, 09.04.2024

Four injured in five motorbike accidents

Four people were injured and hospitalised in five road accidents involving motorbikes in the canton of Zug at the weekend.

Shortly before 11.30 a.m. on Saturday, a 16-year-old motorcyclist was travelling downhill on the Ratenstrasse. The learner rider lost control of his motorcycle on a bend and crashed into the side of a car trailer on the opposite carriageway. The motorbike rider was slightly injured and taken to hospital for a check-up.

At 3.15 pm, there was a rear-end collision between two motorbikes on the Ägeristrasse, shortly after the Lorzentobel bridge. A 16-year-old learner driver crashed into a motorcyclee in front of her due to a lack of attention. The 54-year-old driver of the motorcycle was injured in the collision and had to be taken to hospital.

Another accident occurred shortly before 4 p.m. on the Neudorfstrasse in Menzingen. While riding in a column of heavy traffic, a 17-year-old motorcyclist wanted to turn left into a petrol station. At the same time, a 20-year-old motorcyclist drove past this traffic column and failed to see the turning motorcyclist. This resulted in a collision between the two vehicles. The 17-year-old learner driver had to be taken to hospital with serious injuries.

Shortly before 6 p.m., the emergency services were again called out to a traffic accident involving a motorcyclist. A 58-year-old driver lost control of his motorcycle on the Steinstossstrasse in Oberägeri and veered off the road to the right, causing the bike to overturn several times in the meadow. The accident victim received medical assistance from the Einsiedeln Rescue Service and, with serious injuries, was then flown by Rega to a hospital outside the canton.

The scene of the accident in Oberägeri   
The scene of the accident on the Chamerstrasse in the city of Zug.
Photos: Zug Police

At 1.30 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, there was a rear-end collision between a motorbike and a car on the Chamerstrasse in the town of Zug. A 65-year-old cyclist realised too late that there was stationary traffic in front of a pedestrian crossing, and crashed into the rear of a car. The motorbike rider had to be taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Source: Zug Police