Nine killed on Czech roads at weekend

According to information confirmed by Czech police, nine people lost their lives on Czech roads at the weekend while an additional 87 people were injured, 21 of them seriously. Two of the accidents involved cars hit by oncoming trains, where drivers reportedly failed to heed warning signals. Thirty people have died on the railways since January – the worst figure in seven years.

Fatal traffic accidents at the weekend also involved motorcyclists: in Plzeň, a 27-year-old rider was killed after being caught in a three-way collision with a fellow biker and a city bus.