Train driver dies of injuries from collision with lorry

The driver of the RegioJet train that collided with a lorry in Veľký Meder on September 16 died in hospital on October 10.

TRa accident in Veľký Meder cost life of trian driver.TRa accident in Veľký Meder cost life of trian driver. (Source: TASR)

RegioJet spokesman Tomáš Ondrůj confirmed the death of the 59-year-old train driver for the Nový čas tabloid daily. “Unfortunately, he succumbed to the serious injuries he suffered in the accident when the train collided with a lorry,” said Ondrůj. The daily noted that the train driver would have retired in two months.

As many as 37 people suffered injuries during the accident, with the train driver being most seriously hurt. The air rescue service transported him unconscious to hospital.

Read also:Train and lorry collide in Veľký Meder, all passengers injured Read more 

The police continue to investigate the causes of the collision.

Trnava police spokesperson Martina Kredatusová said, as quoted by the TASR newswire, that expert opinions are being collected at the moment. No one has yet been charged. The railway crossing in Veľký Meder (Trnava region) is equipped with flashing lights and warning tones without gates. The warning system was fully functional and active at the time of the collision.

Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Top stories

Trails and tribulations: the important work of Slovakia’s unpaid hiking route markers

But veteran trail marker says hikers need to pay attention to more than just signs.

Stanislav Kučera

Threats have worked. People queued for COVID testing before the official start

The nationwide testing in Slovakia started with four districts in the north. Here is a report from the first day in Orava.

Bardejov

Day two of pilot testing in hardest-hit regions is off to a smoother start

PM Igor Matovič and Health Minister Marek Krajčí are helping the sampling teams, too.

Trstená, the Tvrdošín district

Foreigner's Police will be closed during the lockdown

Those who have booked appointments from October 26-30 must reschedule.

The Foreigners' Police department in Dunajská Streda.