NewsPolice officer dies in collision escorting Hungarian PM Orban

Police officer dies in collision escorting Hungarian PM Orban

A fatal accident during Orban's escort. A police officer is dead.
A fatal accident during Orban's escort. A police officer is dead.
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Paulina Antoniak

25 June 2024 11:43

As a result of the accident that occurred when Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban was returning from the Hungary-Scotland match at the European Championships, a police officer died. A 69-year-old woman driving a car hit an officer on a motorcycle who was securing the Hungarian prime minister's passage.

According to German media, on Monday morning in Stuttgart, the escort securing the passage of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban collided.

While the head of the Hungarian government was on his way to the airport, the 69-year-old woman overlooked the intersection blockade. She collided with the police officer on the motorcycle.

German television reports that as a result of the incident, a 61-year-old officer was seriously injured and died in the hospital. A 27-year-old police officer was also taken to the hospital with severe injuries.

Accident involving Orban's escort. Police officer died

According to the police, Orban's vehicle did not participate in the accident.

We are deeply shocked by the accident involving our colleagues. The tragic circumstances of our colleague's death leave us in disbelief and affect the entire police force in Stuttgart. Our thoughts are with his family, loved ones, and friends. We wish a speedy recovery to our colleague who was also seriously injured in the accident - said local police chief Markus Eisenbraun, quoted by the Focus portal.

Stuttgart Mayor Frank Nopper was also shocked by the incident. - This morning, we were all happy to peacefully celebrate the fantastic football event in our city – said the CDU politician, quoted by

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