The car he was driving hit a tree. The 40-year-old tried to save the passenger, but it was too late. He himself was hospitalized in a very serious condition. – We already know he was drunk. Soon he will be questioned by the prosecutor and he will hear the charges, informs the police.
About the accident that happened on Sunday we have already reported on tvn24.pl. One of the witnesses told how the bloodied driver tried to get the passenger out of the crashed car a moment after the incident. Unfortunately, the 45-year-old died on the spot.
Shortly after the arrival of the services, the driver’s condition deteriorated. He was taken to the hospital, where a blood sample was taken and then tested for alcohol content. He was in a very bad condition.
– Today we know that at the time of the accident, a 40-year-old Ukrainian citizen had nearly one and a half per cent of alcohol in his blood – says sergeant Aneta Kotynia from the police in Koluszki, tvn24.pl.
The drivers in the hospital are now being watched by police officers.
– Activities with his participation will take place soon. For causing a fatal accident in the state of intoxication, the Polish code provides for a penalty of up to twelve years imprisonment – the policewoman points out
“Give me a cigarette”
A shocked and – as we already know – a drunk driver asked witnesses for someone to light his cigarette shortly after the accident. All of this happened next to the wreck, which was leaking fluids.
– If not for the wound on the head, it would not have been evident that he had just been involved in the accident – says Kuba, one of the witnesses.
The man, however, had serious internal injuries.
– He was unable to provide any information about the circumstances of the event for a long time. Only after some time we managed to establish the identity of the victim – informs Aneta Kotynia from the police in Koluszki.
According to preliminary findings, the driver was driving too fast, he lost control of the car and fell off the road. The impact force was so great that the car was completely destroyed. The 45-year-old’s body was removed from it only after the car’s body was cut open by firefighters.
The tragedy happened near Łódź
Main photo source: Lodz-East Police