A truck crashed on the 5th km of D5 in the direction of Prague, traffic on the highway is at a standstill

A truck crashed on the 5th km of D5 in the direction of Prague, traffic on the highway is at a standstill

A truck crashed on the 5th km of D5 in the direction of Prague, traffic is closed

Several vehicles, including a truck, crashed on the 5th km of the D5 in the direction of Prague on February 16, 2023, traffic on the highway is stopped. There is a queue of several kilometers before exit 5.

Rudná (near Prague) – A truck crashed on the 5th km of the D5 highway in the direction of Prague before noon today, traffic on the highway was stopped for about two hours. The convoy of vehicles was around ten kilometers long. Two people were injured, one of them seriously, said Jan Sýkora, spokesperson for the Central Bohemian Fire Department, and Monika Nováková, spokesperson for the Central Bohemian Rescue Service.

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At the 5th km of the D5 in the direction of Prague, there was an accident truck, traffic on the highway is at a standstill

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Two trucks, one car and a van crashed before 12:00. “Vehicles blocked passage in all lanes,” said Sýkora. One man suffered severe multiple injuries. “The doctor had to intubate him and connect him to artificial lung ventilation,” Nováková described. He was then transported by helicopter to Motol Hospital in Prague. The second injured person had bruises and abrasions, the rescuers also took him to the Motol hospital.

The crashed cars had to be freed and towed away. Traffic in the right lane was opened after 14:00. Drivers could bypass the closed section via Rudná, but queues formed there too.