Tuesday 26 September 2017

One Briton killed and three injured in Romania car crash

The scene of an accident in northern Romania where a car carrying British charity volunteers crashed, killing the driver and injuring three passengers (Bistrita Nasaud County Emergency Services/AP)
The scene of an accident in northern Romania where a car carrying British charity volunteers crashed, killing the driver and injuring three passengers (Bistrita Nasaud County Emergency Services/AP)

A car carrying a group of British volunteers has crashed into a tree in Romania, killing one and injuring three others, officials said.

Marius Rus, spokesman for the Bistrita emergency services, told The Associated Press the driver lost control of the vehicle in the northern village of Saratel early on Thursday and veered off the road.

He said the driver was dead when emergency workers reached him.

Officials freed the three passengers who were trapped, including a 17-year-old boy.

All were Britons who were in Romania to build a house for deprived Romanians, Mr Rus said.

One was seriously injured and transported to a hospital by helicopter, while the other two were in a stable condition.

Mr Rus said other British volunteers who were travelling in the car behind suffered panic attacks.

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