Car that plunged into river in Prague belongs to police

The car that crashed off Hlávkův bridge in the centre of Prague on Saturday and plunged into the Vltava River belonged to the protective services division of the Czech police, Czech TV reported on Sunday. The division is in charge of protecting government and other officials. The driver of the car remains in hospital in serious condition. The accident occurred when two cars crashed at around 5:30 PM on Saturday ; one of the vehicles broke through the railing and plunged into the river; its driver was rescued after some 25 minutes under water. Police have asked any witnesses to contact them.

Author: Jan Richter