The D1 motorway in the direction of Prague was closed by a burning bus on the early evening of Sunday, January 30. The motorway in the direction of Prague was closed. The horrific-looking accident apparently went unnoticed. About 40 people traveled on the bus.
Bus fire on D1 on Sunday, January 30, 2022.
| Photo: Police of the Czech Republic
“The D1 motorway on the 42nd kilometer in the direction of Prague burned the bus in full. Shortly before 7 pm the bus was extinguished, the motorway remains completely closed in the direction of Prague. All persons managed to get out and should be unharmed, “” Said Michaela Richterová, a spokeswoman for Central Bohemian police officers.
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According to her, the passengers managed to get off the bus also thanks to solidarity. “Another bus was driving in the same direction, whose driver stopped and helped the passengers,” the spokeswoman added.
“People were standing there and it didn’t look like anyone had a health problem and needed help; she also stopped some cars, “a co-driver told the Diary from a car that was passing the place of the fire just on the way from staying at the cottage. “I think we were one of the last to pass. The bus already had an interior in one flame and the fire was radiating directly from it, “she stated. “I’d say the bus looked a bit like a tour bus, but I don’t know exactly; it was only a moment before we passed, “she stated.
Due to the intervention of firefighters a kilometer before exit 41 Šternov, the police officers temporarily closed the motorway in the direction of Prague to 49 kilometers – with a diversion of traffic in Vlašim and the possibility of returning to the motorway near Divišov. A column formed over the site of the closure. At half past seven in the evening, the two-lane highway could be resumed.
Circumstances of fire of another investigation.