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Operation at the scene of the accident in the Wangen district of Stuttgart: 15 people injured

Photo: Christoph Schmidt / dpa

After the light rail accident in Stuttgart, the police are investigating a video published online that shows a seriously injured person.

Even before the emergency services arrived on site, the unknown person had already been filming, said a police spokesman.

The officials initially successfully applied for the video to be deleted from TikTok.

Filming helpless or injured people is a punishable offense: according to the law, this carries a penalty of up to two years in prison.

The investigation into the author of the video is ongoing.

Among other things, investigations are being carried out on suspicion of failure to provide assistance.

Witnesses who saw anything are asked to contact the police.

Investigations into the cause of the accident are ongoing

In the accident on Friday, a light rail vehicle collided with another.

According to the fire department, 15 people were injured.

A 26-year-old who was sitting in one of the trams is being treated in an intensive care unit, the police spokesman said.

A 47-year-old driver of the light rail was seriously injured, the other 39-year-old driver was slightly injured.

According to the fire department, nine people were moderately injured.

Four sought medical treatment themselves.

The traffic police have formed an investigation team.

According to initial findings, the U9 stopped on the route.

The U4 then drove into the vehicle.

The background remains unclear.