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Highway A1. A series of collisions, collisions of several cars

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A series of collisions involving a dozen or so cars took place on Sunday morning on the A1 motorway in Knurów in the Silesian Voivodeship. The road was blocked in the direction of Łódź, informed the police and road workers. Earlier, another series of collisions took place near Zabrze, also involving a dozen or so cars. In both places the road difficulties are over.

The information from the Silesian road traffic shows that several collisions occurred in short intervals on the approximately two-kilometer stretch of the motorway near Knurów, between Rybnik and Gliwice. Staff aspirant Adam Jachimczak informed about a total of seven collisions involving sixteen cars. It happened “after 7.40 am”. – Collisions took place between the Knurów junction and the Dębieńsko junction, not far from each other in time. Two people benefited from medical assistance – the policeman said in an interview with the editorial office of Kontakt 24 before 11 a.m.

At around 12 o’clock, the Main Directorate for National Roads and Motorways informed about the end of the road disruptions that occurred after the incident.

Half a kilometer, two collisions, 13 cars

Captain Damian Dudek, the press officer of the Municipal Headquarters of the State Fire Service in Gliwice previously told us that the first information about the service incident was received before 8:00 am. At that time, we were talking about 13 cars involved in the crash.

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– At 7.44 we received information about the incident on the fifth kilometer of the A1 towards Gliwice. Eleven cars in total collided at the Moczury pond in Knurów. Nine (passenger) cars, one delivery truck and one truck collided. Three people required first aid, two of which were finally hospitalized by the rescuers’ decision. They were conscious – said the press officer. He added that there were still four fire brigades working on the site.

He noted that another collision occurred at a similar time and in the near distance. – About 500 meters before this event, there was a collision of two cars, nobody was hurt here – he added.

Collisions also in Zabrze

Previously, a similar series of nine collisions involving over a dozen cars occurred on the Drogowa Trasa Średnicowa (DTŚ) near Rondo Sybiraków in Zabrze. The road has been blocked towards Gliwice, but vehicles have already been removed and it is passable. There were also no injured people there.

Unfavorable road conditions

According to the police officers, the collision could be caused by unfavorable road conditions: slippery road surface and fog, as well as inappropriate speed to driving conditions. Braking cars collided with each other or skidded and hit road barriers.


The past day, driving conditions in the province. Silesian Voivodeship was deteriorated by snow or rain falling in part of the region – the surfaces of many roads were wet. However, there were no major incidents – the police recorded five accidents in which six people were injured, as well as 158 collisions. The policemen detained 31 drunk drivers.

Author:adso, eŁKa, as above / rzw

PAP, tvn24.pl, Contact 24

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