A Slovak woman lost her life on Saturday, August 25, on a Serbian highway after being struck by a Polish bus. According to Foreign Affairs Ministry spokesman Boris Gandel, the incident took place close to Subotica near the Serbian-Hungarian border.
The Slovak crashed her car after getting a flat tire but survived. "It was only the subsequent event that proved fatal for the woman," said Gandel as quoted by the TASR newswire. After a police patrol arrived at the scene, the Slovak went into the police car to write down the report. "While getting out of the car, she was run over by a Polish bus that slammed into the police car as well," added Gandel.
The bus crash claimed the lives of the Slovak woman and a Serbian police officer, with four other police officers suffering injuries. The bus was carrying vacationers returning home from Bulgaria. The incident is currently under investigation.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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28. Aug 2012 at 10:00