As reported by the cantonal police of Appenzell Ausserrhoden, there was a serious traffic accident on Friday. Shortly before 7 p.m., a passenger car was driving from the Obstmarkt on Bahnhofstrasse in the direction of Gossauerstrasse.
At the same time, two pedestrians crossed the Bahnhofstrasse on the zebra crossing. For reasons that are still unclear, the driver of the car overlooked both pedestrians and drove into them unchecked. A pedestrian was hit head-on and thrown back onto the street, the second was grazed by the vehicle. One passer-by had to be taken to the hospital with unspecified injuries. (dzc)