Second pedestrian death, third road fatality in five days in Vaud

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Two pedestrians died Sunday in canton Vaud, one of them an 18-year-old who was hit while walking along the autoroute. Their deaths bring to three the number of people killed on roads in the canton since Thursday 7 March. A 78-year-old woman was killed Sunday evening at 19:45 on the road coming […]

Man in A1 accident Saturday dies

LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – The 41-year-old Swiss man who was in an accident Saturday morning on the A1, between Morges and Aubonne, died Monday night 4 March in hospital, Vaud police say. The man was heading in the direction of Geneva when he lost control of his blue Chrysler Voyager, at about 07:30, say police. The […]

A1 traffic blocked Tuesday morning due to accident near Versoix

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – An accident at 10:00 on the A1 between Coppet and Versoix, in the direction of Geneva, reduced traffic to one lane on the road for over an hour Tuesday morning 22 January. Details are not yet available from the cantonal police, but the driver of a car reportedly had to be cut […]

Early Tuesday A1 crash kills 1, injures second driver

Autoroute was closed for the investigation until 08:45 Tuesday LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – A driver on the A1 autoroute, at the Villars-Ste-Croix interchange between Morges and Lausanne, lost control of his car at 00:45 Tuesday 28 August, for reasons that are unclear. Shortly after, another car hit the first one, and the driver of the first […]

Local driver killed on A1 in pileup in Morges

LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – A 46-year-old Swiss man who lives in the region was killed on the A1 at the Morges Ouest (west) autoroute exit, in the direction of Aubonne/Geneva, Thursday evening 24 August at 20:40. A sudden pileup as drivers braked due to roadworks caused the man, who was driving a Twingo, to crash into […]

Vaud police seek public help in finding dangerous driver

LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – Police in canton Vaud are appealing to the public to help them find a driver who provoked an accident on the A1 autoroute at the St Croix interchange near Lausanne and Morges Monday 20 August at 21:15. The accident did not result in any injuries, but the driver did not stop although […]

Serious accident at Cossonay injures motorcyclist, ties up traffic

LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – Traffic on the A1 autoroute in both directions around Lausanne, between Crissier and Cossonay, was snarled until 19:00 by an accident at 16:55 at the Cossonay exit on the Jura side. A 32-year-old Swiss man on a motorcycle was hit by a 19-year-old Swiss man driving a car, as the car was […]

A1 accident kills 1 in Montreux

LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – A 62-year-old man died Monday afternoon following an accident at the Montreux exit of the A1 autoroute in the direction of Villeneuve. The driver lost control of his car for reasons that are not yet clear, say Vaud police. The car hit the exit sign after swerving on the road and the […]

A1 drivers’ alert: Venne stretch changed, caution urged

LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – Weekend drivers heading in the direction of Valais from Lausanne on the A1 are being urged by Vaud police to use extra caution in the Blecherette-Venne area, with changes to the lanes Friday, as part of ongoing roadworks. Part, but not all, of the lane-marking work after resurfacing was done during the […]

Police seek witness to Crissier pedestrian accident

Lausanne, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Police in canton Vaud are seeking witnesses to a Wednesday evening accident in which a young woman suffered critical head injuries near the Bussigny autoroute exit that heads towards Echandens. Police are looking, in particular, for other pedestrians who were at the site Wednesday evening at 17:40 and who can provide […]