Thursday, 18. December 2014
31. 07. 14. - 16:00
Three members of a British family of five have died after their car crashed near the village of Slano in southern Croatia while they were on their way to the holiday resort of Dubrovnik.
The crash left two children and their father dead, and the man's wife and a third child critically injured.
Both mother and child are currently in intensive care ward at the local hospital where doctors described the condition of both as critical. They said that of the two, the woman was the more seriously injured and that the child had chest injuries.
No ages or names were available but the British Embassy had been informed, said local police.
The crash happened on the Adriatic coast road on the way to Dubrovnik and the family were travelling in a car with British number plates, indicating that they had driven to the region from the UK.
According to initial reports, the British car struck a concrete verge at the side of the road and bounced into the path of a truck coming in the opposite direction. The truck was apparently a vehicle used by the country's road maintenance organisation.
The road, which is a key route for tourists heading to their holidays in the Croatian coastline, remains closed at the moment as police carry on with the clean-up operation, according to spokeswoman Marija Gjenero speaking to Central European News on Thursday morning.
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