Erftstadt (dpa / lnw) - A wrong-way driver caused an accident with four vehicles when turning his van on Autobahn 1 in the Rhein-Erft district.

A person was seriously injured, said a spokesman for the Cologne police on Friday.

But there is no mortal danger.

According to initial findings, the driver of the van drove in the wrong lane towards Dortmund at a rest stop on Thursday evening.

When he tried to turn back, he collided with a car.

A mobile home then crashed into the scene of the accident and another car got onto the grass verge while evading.

The driver's license of the wrong-way driver was secured, according to the police.

The investigation has started.

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