Woman Runs Over And Kills Driving Instructor While Taking Test In Poland
Local police have said in a statement on their website that the male instructor, 35, was hit by the 68-year-old driver in the southern Polish city of Rybnik Monday (25th June) and died from his injuries at the scene.
The horrific incident took place during a part of the test that focused on manoeuvres while in the examination centre's car park around 1:30pm.
Police added that the examiner was most likely testing another candidate when the accident occurred.
The official statement from local police stated that the man sadly died from his injuries, referring to the incident as a 'tragic event'.
The statement roughly translates as: "On the maneuver square of the Rybnik branch of the Provincial Traffic Centre there was a tragic incident.
"The car, driven by a 68-year-old woman who passed her driving test, knocked off a 35-year-old examiner.
"Unfortunately, the man died due to injuries. The Rybnik investigators, under the supervision of the prosecutor, explain the reasons, course and circumstances of this tragic event."
The statement continues: "The event took place around 1.30 pm on the maneuver square of the Voivodeship Road Traffic Center at Ekonomiczna Street in Rybnik.
"Preliminary findings indicate that a 68-year-old woman who was in the course of taking her driving test was accredited by a 35-year-old examiner. Unfortunately, the man died due to injuries.
"During the incident, the man was most likely to examine another person. The reasons, course and circumstances of this tragic event are explained by the Rybnik investigators and the prosecutor's office."
Speaking to Polish news channel TVP Info, deputy police commissioner Ryszard Czepczor said that they were still looking into how the accident occurred but have yet to properly question the woman as she's suffering from "shock".
Czepczor told the broadcaster: "A 68-year-old woman, in circumstances which are unknown at the present time, hit the examiner, who unfortunately as a result of his injuries died at the scene."
"When we spoke to the woman she was in a state of shock and because of that speaking to her would be quite difficult."
Footage from the Polish news report showed the car involved in the accident being loaded onto a truck with the front bumper and number plate hanging off.
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