GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The Easter holidays held a tragic note in eastern Switzerland, with deadly train and road accidents. The severe injuries and deaths occurred as cantonal police shared the federal Statistical Office news that 2015 saw a 4% increase in the number of people killed on Swiss roads, with the increase particularly marked for cyclists using e-bikes.
Young Swiss motorcyclist dies after car crash
A 19-year-old Swiss woman lost her life Tuesday 29 March when her motorcycle and the right front of a car collided, in Mont-sur-Rolle. She was taken to the Chuv university hospitals after the accident at 15:30; she later died in hospital. The collision occurred, under circumstances that police say are not clear, as she was heading downhill from Signal de Bougy on the route du Signal, in the direction of the Granges intersection. The car was heading uphill on the route de Gimel.
Man killed after losing balance on train platform
A Swiss man in his 40s was killed at the train station in Lausanne Sunday 27 March, at 17:00. He kicked the train that he had just missed, but then lost his balance and fell between the tracks and the train as it was accelerating to leave the station.
High-speed chase ends in drunk’s arrest
A 21-year-old area man who was “heavily under the influence” of alcohol was arrested when police nabbed him at the end of a 20-minute high-speed chase from Lausanne to St Saphorin-sur-Morges, at 05:20 Monday morning. Police told him to stop because of his suspect behaviour while he was driving on the rue Jean-Jacques Mercier in Lausanne. The youth instead headed for the autoroute at high speed and got off at the Morges Est exit, then headed across the countryside. The chase involved a dozen police patrols.
Youth left in critical condition by early Saturday solo crash
A 19-year-old area man was taken to the Chuv in critical condition after the car he was driving crash into a tree on a bend to the left, at 03:20 Saturday. The accident occurred on the Route Cantonal 296d; the driver was heading from Gressy in the direction of Suchy, near Bellevue-sur-Yverdon.