Trolley Bus Accident Leaves 13 Injured

Multiple people were injured after trolley bus crashed into an overhead line pole. Emergency services transported 13 people to nearby hospitals; five were in severe condition.

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Photo courtesy of the Fire Rescue

The incident happened in Otrokovice, a town of approximately 20 thousand in the central-eastern part of Moravia, on Tuesday just before noon.

After the impact, the trolley bus got stuck hanging on the overhead line pole. According to the Police, no other vehicles were involved.

Due to safety reasons, entire street and adjacent train tracks had to be closed for traffic. The surroundings remained closed during recovery and investigation which took about 4 hours.

A medical helicopter was called to the scene and transported an 82-years-old passenger to the hospital. The 56-years-old driver of the trolley bus sustained only minor injuries.

The authorities are still investigating possible cause and course of the accident.

Photo courtesy of Fire Rescue

Photo courtesy of the Fire Rescue

Photo courtesy of Fire Rescue

Photo courtesy of the Fire Rescue