Police officers guarding the border area found a bloodied 60-year-old man lying on the road in Francov Lhota in Vsetínsk on Monday evening. Despite immediate resuscitation, he could not be revived, he died on the spot. The man was probably hit by a car, the driver of which the police are searching for. The public is also asking for help, police spokesman Petr Jaroš said in Tuesday’s press release. According to him, however, the exact cause of death will be clarified only after the ordered autopsy.
The case is being investigated by Vsetin police officers in cooperation with the traffic police. According to the police, the accident happened near the turnoff to the church in Francov Lhota, apparently between 9:30 p.m. and 10:20 p.m. “During this period of time, at least one car passed through the village, and detectives are asking any witnesses for information that would lead to the identification of the car, i.e. its driver. It is likely that the front of the car will have been damaged since yesterday (Monday) evening,” said the spokesman .
The police suspect the motorist of manslaughter due to negligence and failure to render assistance to the driver of the vehicle, for which he faces up to six years in prison. “We will accept any information about the case via the toll-free line 158,” Jaroš added.
According to available data, the pedestrian is the 25th victim of this year’s traffic accidents in the Zlín Region, of which the fifth is in the Vsetín Region. Last year, 26 people died on the roads in the region in accidents, while the year before, 23 people lost their lives in the region.
Source: Tyden.cz by www.tyden.cz.
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