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Chełmno, Chełmno County. The bus drove off the road and fell into a ditch. They are injured

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Near Chełmno (Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship), for unexplained reasons, the bus drove off the road and fell into a ditch. In addition to the driver, there were two passengers in the vehicle who were taken to hospital. The police are explaining the exact circumstances of this incident.

On Monday, around 9 a.m., the services received a report about a road accident involving a bus, which occurred near Chełmno. For reasons that have not yet been explained, the vehicle left the road and fell into a ditch.

– There were two passengers traveling on the bus: a woman, a man, and the driver. The travelers suffered injuries and were taken to the hospital in Świecie – said Captain Kasper Korczak, press officer of the District Headquarters of the State Fire Service in Chełmno.

The bus drove into a ditch and there were injuriesKP PSP in Chełmno

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Staff sergeant Agnieszka Stankiewicz from the Chełmno police confirmed this information. There were two passengers on the Bydgoszcz-Chełmno bus and they were taken to hospital. Activities are underway to determine the cause of this incident, the policewoman said in an interview with tvn24.pl.

The bus drove into a ditch and there were injuriesKP PSP in Chełmno

The bus drove into a ditch and there were injuriesKP PSP in Chełmno

Road accidents in Poland

Every year there are over 20,000 accidents on Polish roads road accidents. In 2023, according to unofficial data, 1,669 people died and 22,944 were injured. A year earlier, these were 1,896 and 24,743 people, respectively. In 9 out of 10 accidents, the drivers were at fault. Young drivers aged 18-24 had the highest rate of accidents per 10,000 inhabitants. The cause of nearly 35 percent of the accidents they caused was the failure to adjust speed to traffic conditions.

Read also: A clear decline in the number of road accidents in Poland. New police data

After changing the regulations on pedestrian priority at crossings, taking away driving licenses for gross speed violations and increasing fines, the statistics of the last few years show that safety on Polish roads has improved. In 2019, there were 2,909 fatalities, almost 1,300 more than in 2023.

Main photo source: KP PSP in Chełmno



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