Man pinned in his car after slamming into a bus shelter in Copenhagen

Icy conditions and high speed likely culprits behind early-morning crash

A motorist who rammed his car into a bus shelter in the Frederiksberg district of Copenhagen was trapped in his vehicle for about an hour early this morning.

Police said that the one-car wreck was probably the result of high speed coupled with slippery roads.

“He hit the bus shelter with such force that the engine block of the vehicle was knocked loose,” Hans Brix from Copenhagen Police told Ekstra Bladet.

The accident happened at 4:43 am on Falconer Alle in front of  Frederiksberg Centret.

The motorist found himself trapped in his car following the accident, and it took emergency personnel about an hour to free his foot and leg.

Falconer Alle remained impassable until the rescuers had vacated the site, but Brix said that everything was cleared up in time for the morning rush hour.