Five killed in collision with tractor trailer on D1 near Vyskov

Five people were killed as fully occupied Van plowed into stopped tractor trailer Thursday afternoon on D1 in the South Moravian Region near Vyskov. Four others were injured. All casualties are reportedly Polish nationals.

Fatal accident near Vyskov | Photo courtesy of Fire Rescue Service of the Czech Republic

Fatal accident near Vyskov | Photo courtesy of Fire Rescue Service of the Czech Republic

Emergency services responded to the scene at about 1 o’clock in the afternoon.

Four women and one man died on the scene before the arrival of medical crews. According to Jaroslav Mikoska, the spokesman for fire and rescue service, three other people were transported to the local hospitals by ground and air ambulances. Two are being treated with life-threatening injuries. One man was treated and released without need for hospitalization.

Fatal accident near Vyskov | Photo courtesy of Fire Rescue Service of the Czech Republic

Fatal accident near Vyskov | Photo courtesy of Fire Rescue Service of the Czech Republic

No more details are available at this time.  The accident remains under investigation.