Real Madrid’s team bus suffers accident in Germany
On Monday, a bus carrying the Real Madrid team was involved in a road accident on its approach to the match against RB Leipzig.
Real Madrid had to change their flight schedule owing to a strike at Leipzig airport, which resulted in the incident.
Rather than taking the first scheduled direct flight to Leipzig, the crew landed in Erfurt and took a bus trip covering more than 160 km (9942 miles). The Madrid team bus and a white Toyota were involved in a collision on the A4 motorway between Eichelborn and Nohra.
The car’s driver failed to see the bus when he was changing lanes, which led to the collision and damage to the Toyota Avensis’s external rearview mirror, which is believed to have cost 3,000 euros ($3,229.7). Luckily, the situation did not get worse, and both cars resumed their drive with no problems following a brief pause.
It’s still unclear how much damage the Real Madrid bus sustained. The unanticipated event made Real Madrid’s travel arrangements more dramatic and brought to light the difficulties teams may encounter when handling logistical problems like airport strikes and the ensuing changes to schedules.