Drink-Driver Smashes Into Four Pedestrians On Pavement

Story By: Bartosz Staszewski, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News

Video Credit: CEN

This is the shocking moment a speeding drink-driver loses control of his car and smashes into four pedestrians walking along the pavement.

Three 15-year-old victims and a 43-year-old woman have been injured in the accident which took place in Zwierzyn in the western Polish region of Lubusz Voivodeship.

The CCTV footage shows the speeding motorist manoeuvring a tight bend and losing control of the vehicle’s rear end, which slides towards four people on the pavement.

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Picture Credits: CEN

The Renault Megane hits the group side-on and at least one of them is sent crashing into a wall. One victim is seen getting to their feet immediately afterwards.

Cops said that the 27-year-old driver failed an alcohol test and has a previous record for drink-driving, according to local media.

Police spokesman Marcin Maludy told Central European News (CEN): “Three children aged 15 were walking along the pavement. The fourth person, who ended up on the car bonnet, was a 43-year-old woman.

“The injured were taken to hospital, the children went to a health centre in Gorzow and the woman was transferred to Drezdenko.”

There have been no further updates on their current condition.

Meanwhile, the local authorities carried out a thorough inspection of the crash site to find evidence that could be used in the coming judicial proceedings.

The suspected drink-driver spent the night in police custody and is expected to face charges as the investigation continues.

Bartosz Staszewski

I am a journalist and correspondent mainly covering Poland and Eastern Europe.

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