Pál Győrfi, a spokesperson for the National Ambulance Service, announced on Sunday morning that a Polish coach suffered a traffic collision in Hungary. The accident in which one person was confirmed dead with another 34 passengers injured occurred on the M5 motorway near the town of Kiskunfélegyháza.
The spokesperson of the Bács-Kiskun county police station, Adél Vincze-Messzi, stated that there were 46 people on the bus at the time of the accident: two drivers and 44 passengers. A 35-year-old man, who was seated in the front of the vehicle, died at the scene. The condition of three people injured in the accident, including a 5-year-old child, was described as severe by the Hungarian media.
According to information provided to the media by the spokesperson of the National Ambulance Service Pál Győrfi, the Hungarian emergency services reacted immediately, directing two helicopters and 14 ambulances into action. Győrfi assured that all passengers and both drivers would undergo tests to determine their condition.
The Hungarian police stressed in their statement that the cause of the accident is not yet known.
The accident occurred on the M5, which is one of the country's main transport routes connecting the capital Budapest with Serbia. The bus rolled into a drainage ditch near the exit to the town of Kiskunfélegyháza in Bács-Kiskun county.