Eighteen injured in pile-up
A major traffic accident on Sunday on the country’s D1 highway involving some 50 cars between Jihlava and Velký Beranov left 18 people injured – one of them seriously. The most badly-hurt, a woman, was transported by helicopter to a hospital in Brno. According to police, damage in the pile-up amounted to around nine million crowns. Low visibility and snow drifts are thought to have played a role in the crashes. Sunday also saw a major accident near Prague.