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French Embassy Representative struck by car

Prievidza

The Commercial Attache of the French Embassy to Slovakia died on Sunday, January 31, after a car driven by a man under the influence of alcohol struck and killed him.

The accident occurred near the cross walk of a main road near Horné Vestenice (Prievidza district). The victim had walked into the path of a Citroen driven by a 20-year-old driver from Nitrica village. The Citroen managed to stop, avoiding a collision. However, a 40-year-old driver in a Zastava fatally hit the pedestrian. The man performed first-aid and brought the Frenchman to Bojnice Hospital, but the victim did not survive.

Police said that the driver had had 0.018% alcohol on his breath one hour after the accident.

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