Salmtal (dpa / lrs) - In an accident in Salmtal (Bernkastel-Wittlich district), a young cyclist was seriously injured on Tuesday evening.

The 17-year-old was on a road with a very steep gradient around 8 p.m., the police said.

For reasons still unknown, he fell and injured himself so badly that he had to be taken to a hospital.

The police asked witnesses to the accident to report.