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April - Drunk ambulance driver crashes, killing patient

AN INTOXICATED ambulance driver crashed into a truck at a crossroad in the village of Kalinovo, eastern Slovakia, on April 17, killing an 86-year-old female patient from Zlatno.

AN INTOXICATED ambulance driver crashed into a truck at a crossroad in the village of Kalinovo, eastern Slovakia, on April 17, killing an 86-year-old female patient from Zlatno.

The 51-year-old driver was carrying four patients in the ambulance at the time. A 77-year-old woman from Kalinovo suffered serious injuries in the crash, and a 63-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman, both from Poltár, sustained light injuries, Mária Faltániová, spokesperson of the Banská Bystrica police department, told the media.

The police measured 2.3 per mille alcohol on the driver’s breath.

The driver caused Sk200,000 (€6,000) worth of damage to the ambulance, and Sk20,000 worth of damage to the truck that he hit. The truck driver tested negative for alcohol.

The court put the ambulance driver into custody. He faced imprisonment of four to 10 years.

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