STREČNO – Firefighters are currently intervening in a serious traffic accident that occurred on the road I / 18 under the castle Strečno in the Žilina district. In a mass accident, a bus and three cars collided. Six people were injured and the driver had a heart attack.
15 professional firefighters from Žilina intervene on the spot, who freed the trapped persons from crashed vehicles, provided pre-medical first aid to the injured, secured the vehicles against fire and covered the leaking operating fluids with sorbent. Firefighters also had to use heavy equipment to rectify the accident, as the bus jammed one of the crashed vehicles.
According to SAD Žilina spokeswoman Ivana Strelcová, the 59-year-old bus driver with a bicycle train, going on a regular line from Turčianske Teplice to Žilina, probably had a heart attack while driving. He went in the opposite direction, where he collided with other vehicles. “At that moment, there were one more passenger on the bus and a steward responsible for the correct loading of bicycles on the bicycle lift. The driver was taken by ambulance to the Žilina hospital shortly after the accident, the passengers and steward were unharmed. “ added Strelcová.
Police officers informed via a social network that the road is impassable in both directions for an indefinite time. “The police divert traffic in the sections: Kraľovany, Párnica, Žilina, Košická junction, exit from the motorway in the direction from Vrútok to Žilina,” they wrote in status.