Prague Police have not yet accused the driver of a car who, according to them, crashed into a police car on Sunday evening in Prague under the influence of alcohol and drugs. A 32-year-old police officer from Ostrava died in the accident, and two of his colleagues were seriously injured. Prague police spokeswoman Violeta Siřišťová said on Monday that criminal proceedings were still ongoing, and will provide further information on the case on Tuesday.
The accident of two passenger cars happened in the street on May 5, when exiting the D1 motorway from Prague. A passenger car crashed into the company car of Moravian-Silesian police officers from behind.
“The driver, who in addition to alcohol before driving drove all available drugs and crashed into the company car at great speed from behind, escaped completely unharmed,” said Police Chief Jan Švejdar on Twitter on Sunday evening.
A police spokeswoman later said that the 39-year-old car driver suffered minor injuries. “I have no understanding for someone who gets behind the wheel with more than two per mille. Deep condolences to the family, “the police chief wrote.
Condolences to the family and regret over the wasted life were also expressed on Monday by the director of the Moravian-Silesian police, Tomáš Kužel. He wrote on the website that a policeman from the Ostrava main railway station department was returning, who was returning from Prague on business with his two colleagues. He also expressed support for both injured police officers.
Police detained the driver after the accident and took her to the service station, later she complained of hand pain and was taken to hospital for observation. The police can only bring charges to a suspect when they are not under the influence of any addictive substances.
After arriving at the scene, the rescuers tried to resuscitate the 32-year-old policeman for about an hour, but in vain. The other two police officers – a man and a woman – ended up with serious injuries in the hospital.