“On Friday afternoon and evening, the emergency medical service intervened in three serious traffic accidents involving collisions between cars and pedestrians. They took place between four and eight o’clock in Karviná, Ostrava and in Bruntál region,” said the regional rescue service spokesman Lukáš Humpl.
At a quarter to five, they set out to find an eighty-two-year-old pedestrian in Ostrava who had been knocked down, who had suffered head and chest injuries and was showing signs of impaired consciousness. “She had to be intubated and paramedics put her on machine-controlled breathing. Her life was in direct danger, and after providing pre-hospital emergency care, we transferred her to the Ostrava trauma center,” Humpl described.
Before 5 p.m., rescuers from the Karvina crew went to a sixty-nine-year-old woman who had suffered multiple injuries in the head, chest and lower limbs after a collision with a vehicle.
“The patient was put into artificial sleep, the doctor secured her airway and connected her to artificial lung ventilation. She was secured with a neck collar and a pelvic belt, placed in a vacuum mattress and handed over to the Ostrava General Hospital,” said the spokesperson.
The accident ended tragically in Rýžoviště in Bruntálsk, to which rescuers went at half past eight in the evening.
“A 31-year-old woman with multiple injuries did not show any signs of life when the emergency services arrived. “Despite immediate resuscitation, her blood circulation was not restored and she died on the spot from her injuries sustained in the collision with the car,” stated Humpl.
A spokesman for the rescue services warns that they record a higher incidence of similar accidents every year during early autumn evenings and evenings. “Therefore, we urge pedestrians and motorists to be careful and observe the rules of road traffic and movement after dark on the roads,” he added.