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Violent accident with Flixbus shakes Italy: A dead - traveler still speaks of "miracles"

2023-06-05T08:03:50.841Z

Highlights: Accident occurred on the A16 motorway in the direction of Naples. Bus was traveling from Lecce in southern Italy to Rome. One person died on the spot, numerous people were injured. The bus had to be lifted with a crane to ensure that there were no other injured people in the wreckage. Some are said to be seriously injured, but no one is life-threatening. Just recently, a similar accident had occurred in Italy. On the Italian Amalfi Coast, a coach had strayed off the road and plunged several meters into the depths.



There has been a serious accident in southern Italy. One person involved was killed. (Collage) © IMAGO / ZUMA Press / ZUMA Wire

A tragic accident occurred on Sunday on a motorway in Italy, a coach crashed. One person died on the spot, numerous people were injured.

Update from June 4, 14:50 p.m.: The serious accident with a coach in Italy continues to occupy the rescuers on site. Around four o'clock in the morning, a Flixbus with 38 passengers on board and two drivers had captured five cars and then landed in an embankment next to the A16 motorway in the direction of Naples. One person died, 14 people were injured. According to the Italian La Stampa, the public prosecutor's office is investigating a homicide in road traffic.

The Flixbus had to be lifted with a crane to ensure that there were no other injured people in the wreckage.

Bad accident with Flixbus shakes Italy: "As if by a miracle alive"

In the meantime, there are also details of the accident: The bus was traveling from Lecce in southern Italy to Rome. Two of the cars involved had already had a rear-end collision after a curve shortly before. The bus then crashed into the stationary cars. The bus driver pulled left towards the guardrail to swerve. So the bus ended up in an embankment, which fortunately was not particularly deep.

The dead man is said to be a passenger in one of the stopped cars. Among the 14 injured, some are said to be seriously injured, but no one is life-threatening.

"I think they all slept. What woke us up was the heavy braking and then the bang when we collided with cars before we ended up in the embankment," a bus passenger told La Stampa. "We are miraculously alive," said another traveler who was sitting in the Flixbus with his children.

Coach crashes in Italy: One dead, several injured – first details known

Initial report: Vallesaccarda – Early Sunday morning, June 4, a serious road accident occurred near the southern Italian city of Naples. Involved in the accident was a coach with 38 passengers, as well as five other cars. As the dpa reports, citing the Italian fire brigade, there is said to be one dead and 14 injured. The accident occurred on the A16 motorway in the direction of Naples.

Just recently, a similar accident had occurred in Italy. On the Italian Amalfi Coast, a coach had strayed off the road and plunged several meters into the depths. The driver was killed, passengers were not on board.

Coach crashes in southern Italy: One dead, several injured – first details known

During the rescue work, the fire brigade recovered the lifeless body of a man. The dead man is one of the drivers. According to the initial findings, an accident occurred between three vehicles. The bus then crashed into one of the cars, overturned, and eventually slid down an embankment. However, the exact course of the accident at the height of the municipality of Vallesaccarda in the province of Avellino is still being investigated.

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Italy: Coach crashed on the way to Rome – injured taken to hospitals

A crane truck from the fire brigade lifted the bus to check whether other people were affected. The injured who were able to be freed from the bus were taken to nearby hospitals. According to Italian media reports, the bus belonged to the fleet of a large long-distance bus company and drove from the Apulian city of Lecce in the direction of Rome. As the portal nau.ch reports, the bus involved in the accident is said to be a Flixbus.

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Source: merkur

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