Three awarded Michal Velíšek Prize

Three people this year received the Michal Velíšek Prize awarded to those who display courage and help others, often in dire situations. The three - Lukáš Voborník, Petr Uchytil and Jiří Němec - saved a motorist and her two-year-old daughter from a burning car in March of this year. The driver was trapped behind the wheel even as the motor and the front dashboard of the car burned. The three managed to pull both passengers to safety; the fire eventually blazed to a height of around four metres, according to reports The Michal Velíšek Prize is named after an editor at TV Nova was shot and killed in Prague in 2006 while defending a stranger from an aggressor.

Author: Jan Velinger