Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Post Type Selectors

Road accidents claim record number of victims on Thursday

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Table of Contents

Prague, July 23 (CTK) – Road accidents in the Czech Republic have claimed record 10 lives by the early afternoon of Thursday, including the three victims who died in a crash of a van and a lorry in north Bohemia, and another three killed when a van collided with a motorbike and a car in central Bohemia.
This is the highest daily number of victims this year.
Three men died in the crash involving a van and a lorry near Prunerov in the vicinity of Chomutov in the morning.
A van with three men, driving from Karlovy Vary, unexpectedly turned in the opposite direction where it collided with a lorry with a semitrailer.
“Three men from the van, aged 39, 40 and 43 years, suffered fatal injuries and they died on the spot. A helicopter transported the lorry driver with serious injuries to a hospital in Usti nad Labem [north Bohemia],” local police spokesperson told the media.
The other crash involving three victims occurred near Spomysl, north of Prague, early in the afternoon.
“The driver of a Ford car most probably entered the opposite direction lane where his car crashed into a Ford Focus and a motorbike. The van and motorbike drivers succumbed to fatal injuries on the spot.
Another motorbike driver, aged 50, died after crashing into a Polish lorry that was making an U-turn on a road in the Karvina area, north Moravia, in the morning.
A further motorbike driver among yesterday’s victims is a 40-year-old man whom a car knocked down in Bzenec, south Moravia, early in the morning and who later died in a hospital.
The motor bike drivers were probably not at fault of any of the three accidents that were fatal for them.
Two foreigners, probably a holidaying Dutch couple, judging by their equipment, died in a crash of their car and a lorry near Protivin, south Bohemia, around 13:00.
The car seems not to have given way to the lorry coming along the main street, regional police spokesman Miroslav Doubek told CTK.
The victims are a 53-year-old female driver and a 44-year-old man. The only survivor of the tragedy is a dog that was travelling on a back seat, Doubek said.
Before, the day with the highest number of road accidents victims this year was Sunday, March 22, when eight people died on Czech roads.

most viewed

Subscribe Now