A traffic accident involving five cars occurred on Saturday afternoon on the I/37 road in the Chrudim region between Rohozna and Nova Vsí. The paramedics treated three people with minor injuries, the police will report the driver of the Škoda Octavia to administrative proceedings, who according to preliminary information was to blame for the whole situation. The road was closed, now it is passable by a shuttle.
The accident happened around 2:30 p.m. Initial information varied. The situation was very confusing, the rescuers were initially informed that six vehicles had collided, rescue spokeswoman Alena Kisiala told ČTK.
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“Initially, we had a reported accident involving a large number of vehicles and fourteen injured, which fortunately was not confirmed. Five vehicles were involved in the traffic accident, and luckily only three people were injured,” police spokeswoman Markéta Janovská told CNN Prima NEWS.
A helicopter had to go into action
“We sent five crews from the health service of the Pardubice Region to the site. The air service of the Hradec Králové region also took off. There were twelve participants in the accident at the scene, three of whom were taken by ambulance to the Pardubice hospital with minor injuries,” Kisiala continued.
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Janovská subsequently explained how the accident should have happened. “According to initial information, the driver of the Škoda Octavia stopped for incomprehensible reasons on the first-class road, four other vehicles stopped behind him, after which the fifth vehicle hit the convoy and drove in the opposite direction, where it collided with another vehicle,” Prima NEWS told CNN.
The traffic accident is now being investigated by Chrudim police officers. “We will report the Škoda Octavia driver, who stopped on a Class I road, to administrative proceedings,” she added. As the fire department told the editors, it was not necessary to rescue anyone, everyone was outside the vehicles.