On Sunday morning at 9:35 a.m., a traffic accident occurred on the A1 highway near Drežnik, Karlovac, according to the Karlovac Police Department. The accident was caused by a 56-year-old man driving a passenger car with Zagreb license plates who lost control of the vehicle due to inappropriate speed in a slight bend and collided with the rear of a police vehicle with Ogulin license plates driven by a 55-year-old man. The force of the impact threw both vehicles into a metal guardrail on the central belt, after which they bounced back onto the roadway.
The 55-year-old man sustained serious injuries in the accident, while the 56-year-old driver and a 53-year-old passenger from his vehicle were slightly injured. According to the police department, for causing the traffic accident, the 56-year-old driver will be issued a mandatory misdemeanor order, and a report will be forwarded to the competent state attorney. The investigation is ongoing, and further details about the incident will be made available as soon as possible.