The truck broke through the barriers and entered the opposite direction. A man and two children are among the dead. There was also a woman in the car who was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries by paramedics.
The bypass route led through the village of Kladruby. Firefighters and police intervened. The truck crashed into two other cars.
“We airlifted one woman with moderate injuries to the emergency room at the Pilsen University Hospital in Lochotín,” said regional ambulance spokeswoman Mária Svobodová. The truck driver suffered minor injuries and was taken by ambulance to Pilsen for emergency treatment.
According to initial information from rescuers, there were several seriously injured people at the scene, the exact number was not known at first.
“It’s a very serious traffic accident, we’re still working there,” said Svobodová immediately after the collision. She did not have more detailed information available yet.