It crashed on Tuesday morning at the corner of Schulring / Josefstraße. A truck – the driver may have overlooked the red light of the traffic light system – collided with a Lup bus on the edge of St. Pölten’s old town. The truck overturned, the public bus was thrown against a house wall.
The 45-year-old bus driver from Hainfeld (Lilienfeld district) was injured, as were three inmates aged 75, 76 and 83 of undetermined degree. The 46-year-old truck driver from Ober-Grafendorf (St. Pölten-Land district) suffered minor injuries. The injured were brought to the St. Pölten University Hospital by the ambulance service.
The accident crossing had to be temporarily blocked. Several fire departments and numerous police cars were in use.