A 36-ur old woman was run over with her baby in a pram on a pedestrian crossing this week in Kosice in an accident that is becoming all too typical on the roads.
After a trolley bus stopped to let the woman cross with her 8-month old baby and her 2-yr old daughter, a car speeding up the other lane refused to stop and mowed into them. Luckily for the 48-yr old driver, the mother is expected to recover from her injuries in about three weeks, while her baby should be fine within a week. The woman’s two year old daughter could take up to 3 months to get over her injuries, cites news portal Webnoviny.sk.
All too often in Slovakia drivers attempt to speed through pedestrian crossings even though they know that someone has clearly stopped to let someone past. I personally recently saw a woman miss death by a whisker in the same situation in Bratislava, saved only by me shouting at her to stop. Special precaution should always be taken on Slovak pedestrian crossings, as many drivers think they are there only for ornamental purposes.