Five Scotland fans in hospital after car crash in Germany

Scotland fans in Germany for Euro 2024 (AP)
Scotland fans in Germany for Euro 2024 (AP)

Five Scotland fans have been rushed to hospital after their hired car crashed after landing at a German airport.

The men, two aged 25 and three aged 23, were on their way to the opening match of Euro 2024 in Munich after arriving in Dusseldorf.

The men were in a hired Citroen C3 which ploughed into a Mercedes Benz S-Class outside Weeze Airport.

The 25-year-old driver and a 23-year-old passenger suffered serious injuries in the crash.

Police said the Scottish driver may have been driving in the wrong lane.

A spokesperson for Kleve District Police in Germany said: "On Friday (June 14, 2024) at around 00:10 a.m., a traffic accident occurred on the airport ring in Weeze, in which two people were seriously injured and four people were slightly injured.

"A 25-year-old Scotsman was traveling with four other men from Scotland (25, 23, 23 and 23 years old) in a rental car, a Citroen C3, after arriving at the airport to travel on to Düsseldorf.

"The five men were a group of friends who had travelled to Germany for UEFA EURO 2024. On the way from the terminal towards the exit, the man from Scotland drove in the lane for oncoming traffic.

"This resulted in a head-on collision with a Mercedes Benz S-Class driven by a 45-year-old man from Düsseldorf who was traveling towards the terminal.”

They added: “Based on the investigations as part of the accident report, it is suspected that the Scottish driver used the wrong lane due to the left-hand traffic in his home country.

"The driver of the Citroen and a 23-year-old passenger were seriously injured in the accident, while the driver of the Daimler-Benz and three other people in the Citroen were slightly injured.

"All of the people were taken to various hospitals in the region by the emergency services. The Citroen was seized to protect the property."