The tragic accident happened shortly before 18:00. Three people were traveling in a car. “The driver probably got a skid and drove off the road. Two people died in a tragic accident on the spot, the driver was transported to the hospital with an injury,” said Jaroš.
In the accident, it started to burn in the engine compartment of the vehicle. According to a spokesman for the fire brigade, one of the drivers of the cars passing by extinguished the resulting fire with a fire extinguisher. Firefighters, who were on the scene before the rescue service, tried to resuscitate the two seriously injured. “Despite all efforts, firefighters and paramedics did not manage to rescue the severely injured. The driver of the vehicle was then taken to the hospital for further examination,” said Žemlička.
The causes and circumstances of the accident are being investigated by police officers. Firefighters are now lighting up the scene of the accident. This is Monday’s second accident with tragic consequences in the Zlín Region. Around 05:30, a car and a van collided near Střílek in the Kroměříž region. The driver of one of the cars died in the accident, three other people were injured, two of them serious. A helicopter transported one of the wounded to the hospital.
According to available data, 24 people have already died in traffic accidents in the Zlín Region this year. According to official police statistics, 19 human lives claimed road accidents in the region last year.