Doctor, paramedic killed after ambulance hit by train in Poland

According to reports by eyewitnesses, the ambulance got caught between the barriers for reasons that are still unclear


dpa, Hamburg, Germany

PRAGUE — An intercity train has crashed into an ambulance at a railroad crossing in Poland.

A doctor and a paramedic died in the crash on Wednesday, the news agency PAP reported, citing a police spokesman.

The driver was taken to hospital with moderate injuries.

Pictures of the scene of the accident in the town of Puszczykowo near Poznan in the west of the country showed a completely destroyed vehicle.

According to reports by eyewitnesses, the ambulance got caught between the barriers for reasons that are still unclear.

There was no patient in the ambulance.

There were no casualties on the train that was on the way from Katowice to the port of Gdynia.

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki expressed his condolences to the relatives of the dead. "It is a tremendously sad situation when someone who saves human lives does not return himself from his service to his loved ones," he wrote on Twitter.

 

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©2019 Deutsche Presse-Agentur GmbH (Hamburg, Germany)

 

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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