via Facebook / HZS Středočeského kraje

D1 highway from Prague to Brno remains closed after fiery fatal accident

Five cars and a tank truck crashed on the 49th kilometer of the motorway

Psare, Central Bohemia, Oct 13 (CTK) – Four car burnt down, one person burnt to death and two people suffered rather serious injuries in an accident on the D1 motorway from Prague to Brno this evening, spokespersons for the regional firefighters, police and rescuers have told CTK.

Eight people suffered light injuries in the motorway accident.

via Facebook / HZS Středočeského kraje
via Facebook / HZS Středočeského kraje

Five cars and a tank truck crashed on the 49th kilometre of the motorway. Firefighters, rescuers and police officers keep working on the scene of the accident, which occurred before 19:30 in the direction from Prague to Brno.

The truck overturned across both lines of the motorway and went ablaze.

Firefighters got the fire under control around 20:00 and half an hour later they completely liquidated it. Then they prevented oil from leaking from the tank truck.

via Facebook / HZS Středočeského kraje
via Facebook / HZS Středočeského kraje

The motorway is likely to be closed until early morning.

A policeman who diverted traffic on the 34th kilometre of the motorway suffered serious injuries when a car hit him. He was helicoptered to a Prague hospital.

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Police have published video footage of the officer diverting traffic from the scene of the accident as a Mercedes plows into his car:

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