A passenger car collided with a truck on the A1 motorway near Pelplin (Pomeranian Voivodeship). The truck driver was stuck in the vehicle. After his release, he was hospitalized in a serious condition. Two other people were also injured. Paint spilled from the truck onto the road in the direction of Gdańsk. Drivers must take into account the difficulties.
The incident took place around 9.30 am, at kilometer 36, at the Ropuchy junction in the direction of Gdańsk. A truck transporting construction materials – incl. cement bags and paint buckets – collided with a passenger car. After the collision, the truck went out of the way and hit an escarpment. The driver is stuck in the vehicle.
– After reaching the scene, the firefighters took several minutes to free the truck driver. Then it was handed over to paramedics – informs Konrad Majewski from the fire brigade in Tczew.
Truck driver in serious condition
A helicopter from the Polish Medical Air Rescue was landing on the blocked road in the direction of Gdańsk. The injured man was transported to the hospital in Starogard Gdański. His condition is described – by the services – as severe.
A family of three traveled by passenger car. The woman and her 9-year-old child were taken by ambulance to hospital. Their life is not in danger. The woman’s husband did not require hospitalization.
Difficulties for drivers
So far, the police have not communicated what caused the incident. Difficulties for drivers are created at the scene of the accident.
– The Tir was transporting building materials that spilled on the road. Traffic takes place only in the left lane – says Anna Kinder from the Tczew police.
The services are waiting for a specialist sweeper to clean the road.
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