Commander dead and driver in critical condition in fire truck accident in the Czech Republic
Thank you for choosing Automatic Translation. Currently we are offering translations from English into French and German, with more translation languages to be added in the near future. Please be aware that these translations are generated by a third party AI software service. While we have found that the translations are mostly correct, they may not be perfect in every case. To ensure the information you read is correct, please refer to the original article in English. If you find an error in a translation which you would like to bring to our attention, it would help us greatly if you let us know. We can correct any text or section, once we are aware of it. Please do not hesitate to contact our webmaster to let us know of any translation errors.
At Libivá near Mohelnice, on Friday, August 24, a collision occured between of a passenger vehicle and a fire truck tanker, reports Pozary.zs.
The fire truck turned over on its roof and went off the road. Four civilian people were also injured in the accident.
The accident had tragic consequences for the local fire service. One member of the Fire Brigade of the Olomouc Region, Zábřeh station, died in the accident, and another firefighter suffered very serious injuries. Two other crew members were lightly injured.
The cause of the accident is not known at this time and is under investigation by the Police of the Czech Republic.
Ing. Karel Kolářík, Director of the Fire Department of the Olomouc Region said:
"In the evening, I was struck by a report of a tragic accident of firefighters from Zábřeh. On the way one died and the other was badly injured. I'm so sorry".
"Sincere condolences to the family of the dead rescuer. I wish the wounded firemen a lot of strength to handle a very difficult life test", said Ladislav Okleštěk, Governor of the Olomouc Region.
Videography by HZS Olomouc Region & Petr L.