A 19-year-old Austrian girl died today, Tuesday 19 September, in a serious accident involving a Flixbus company bus headed from Berlin to Trieste. The accident occurred this morning near Micheldorg, in Carinthia (Austria). All other 45 passengers were injured, most of them slightly, while five suffered serious injuries. According to what was reported to theHandle by the Carinthian police, among the passengers there are also three Italian citizens who suffered minor injuries and left the hospital after initial treatment. The German newspaper Bild writes that on board the Flixbus there were passengers from Austria, Slovenia, Italy, Germany and Ukraine, in addition to the two drivers.
As regards the dynamics of the accident, it seems that the vehicle left the roadway on a dual carriageway around 4.45 in the morning for reasons not yet clarified, crashing into the guard rail and tipping over on its side. The Austrian firefighters also had to intervene to free some passengers from the vehicle. The investigations are still ongoing, but the first blood alcohol tests on the two drivers came back negative. The Farnesina, in close liaison with the embassy in Vienna, followed the incident from the first moments, providing assistance to the three compatriots involved in the accident, who were discharged from hospital and should return to Italy between today and tomorrow.