Zapfendorf (dpa / lby) - A 79-year-old wrong-way driver caused an accident on the Autobahn 73 on Sunday morning.

A driver had to evade the senior's car when overtaking, said the traffic police on Sunday.

The 43-year-old then hit a truck that skidded and positioned itself across the road near Zapfendorf (Bamberg district).

The driver was slightly injured.

"A number of other drivers could only avoid a collision through emergency braking and evasive maneuvers," it said.

The senior has lost his driver's license after a ten-kilometer odyssey.

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