DHL courier convoy in bumper-to-bumper pileup on German highway


The world famous courier service DHL experienced a slight hiccup as five of their vehicles crashed in a bumper-to-bumper pile-up near Stuttgart Airport last Thursday (January 31).

It was reported that the group of Mercedes Sprinter vans were driving through the airport tunnel, when traffic in front of the convoy came to an abrupt stop causing the front two vans to initially crash.

The collision caused a domino effect as three more vans from the parcel service then crashed into the stuck pair from behind.

In total, the cost of the damage was close to 50,000 euros with two vehicles having to be towed from the scene.

One 24-year-old from the vehicle ahead of the DHL caravan was taken to hospital for minor injuries.