Police appeal for witnesses of Saturday’s tragic rally accident

The police have appealed for witnesses of Saturday’s rally accident which killed four people near Uherské Hradiště in the southeast of the country. The police have also asked for any video footage and photographs of the crash. The accident happened during an amateur rally in Lopeník when one of the cars swerved off the road and hit a group of onlookers, killing four people including a seven-year-old girl. The police have not yet raised any formal charges in relation to the crash; the driver of the car blamed the accident on strong wind. Czech motor-racing authorities have meanwhile called for changes to the rules of rally events.

Author: Jan Richter