Serious accident at the cross-country highway leaves 12 injured

The D1 highway was closed for hours after the accident.

(Source: TASR/Lukáš Grinaj)

An accident complicated the traffic on the cross-country D1 highway on Monday afternoon.

The highway was closed in both directions on July 29 near Červeník, following an accident involving several cars that left 12 people injured. Some of them were transferred to the hospital by helicopters, the TASR newswire reported.

In the accident, a lorry, a van and two cars collided, informed spokesperson of Firefighters’ Corps Katarína Križanová. The driver of the lorry lost control of the vehicle, broke through central crash barriers and ended up in the opposite direction where he collided with other cars.

A crew of two helicopter rescuers and 15 firefighters arrived at the spot. Two women suffered serious injuries and were taken by helicopter to a hospital in Bratislava. The driver of the lorry was taken to Trnava hospital.

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