Driver charged in snowcat incident

A driver who crashed a snowcat vehicle on a mountain slope in Rokytnice nad Jizerou, in the Krkonoše (Giant) Mountains has been charged with endangering public safety. The driver lost control of his vehicle last Saturday, injuring 11 passengers, five of them children. Several emergency crews were called in to respond. The vehicle had a limit of eight spaces for passengers, but there were 17 aboard at the time. If found guilty in the case, the driver of the vehicle could face between three to ten years in prison.

Author: Jan Velinger