Bus carrying Győr women's basketball team collided with a car, club manager and the team's head-coach killed in the accident

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Bus carrying HAT-AGRO UNI Győr women's basketball team collided with a passenger car around 2 pm on Saturday afternoon between Kapuvár and Vitnyéd.

In the accident club manager and former assistant coach Peter Tapodi died on the scene, coach Ákos Füzy was taken to the Győr hospital in critical condition but he lost so much blood that later died in hospital.

This information was confirmed by the former head coach of the national basketball team László Rátgéber as well.

In the accident, the club's Serbian player, Natasa Kovacevic's left leg was damaged to such an extent that it had to be amputated below the knee.

In addition to the two fatalities, all 16 people traveling on the bus suffered some form of injuries, one man critically, eight seriously and another six individuals suffered light injuries.

Director of communications for the National Ambulance Service Pál Győrfi said to MTI that eight ambulances and three ambulance helicopters arrived to the scene. The injured were taken to Győr, Sopron and Szombathely hospitals.

Police took the seventy year old driver of the passenger car that caused the collision into custody and charged with causing fatal road accident said the Győr- Moson -Sopron county police headquarters spokeswoman to MTI. The man who is treated in the Győr hospital with chest injuries was taken into custody Saturday night.

(MTI -


0jr said...

Drivers have no common courtesy or common sense to slow down when someone is passing

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