Bamberg, Deutschland 27. September 2020: Notarzt, Einsatzfahrzeug mit Blaulicht und Schriftzug Bayern *** Bamberg, Germany 27 September 2020 emergency doctor, emergency vehicle with blue light and lettering Bavaria Copyright: xFotostandx/xK.xSchmittx

The 37-year-old father, who was hit by a train on the Berlin S-Bahn at a level crossing in Treptow-Köpenick around two weeks ago, has died. This was confirmed by the Federal Police Headquarters in Berlin on Monday when asked by the Tagesspiegel. The “Bild” newspaper had previously reported.

According to the federal police, the man died in a hospital on Friday. The federal police did not provide information on the exact cause of death. According to the “Bild” report, the 37-year-old suffered serious head injuries in the accident and was put into an artificial coma after brain surgery, from which he never woke up.

According to the federal police, the reconstruction of the exact course of the accident is the subject of the ongoing investigations. According to earlier information, the father of the family is said to have walked under a closed level crossing barrier to get to the other side. At that moment, a train on line S47 drove up and caught the 37-year-old.

The accident happened at the transition between Schnellerstraße and Oberspreestraße. At around 1:15 a.m., the man was there with his partner and a child.

While the woman was still able to cross the crossing with her pram when the barrier was open, the father had apparently missed the connection and the barrier was lowered. The man is said to have tried to reach the woman and child.

When he was in the area of ​​the track, he stumbled and was unable to get to safety in time from the approaching S-Bahn.

This was already shortly before entering Oberspree station. The train driver initiated an emergency stop. Nevertheless, the train collided with the man.