Major crash kills driver and delays thousands
A major crash on the A3 at Altendorf in canton Schwyz yesterday afternoon killed a 52 year old driver and caused hours of jams.
The three vehicle pileup included a van carrying garden supplies.
The road was strewn with flower pots.
Witnesses say a 21 year old driver crashed into the guard rail and then into the van. An Audi then smashed into the back with such force the roof was ripped off and the driver killed.
The road which carries hundreds of thousands of commuters out of Zurich every day was closed for 5 hours, causing heavy congestion on a section of autoroute which is jammed even in normal conditions.