Family Struck by Car in Piraeus; 5-Year-Old Boy Critical


A traffic accident occurred in Piraeus on Wednesday night, involving a family of five who were struck by a passing car while on the road to Athens. The incident resulted in serious injuries to the family members, with the most critical condition reported for a 5-year-old boy who suffered severe head injuries. The boy, along with two adult women (53 and 33 years old) and two other minor children (aged 10 and 8), was rushed to hospitals in Attica for treatment.

The 5-year-old boy, in critical condition, was initially taken to Tzaneio Hospital, where he was intubated before being transferred to Agia Sophia Children's Hospital. Meanwhile, the two other children received treatment for minor injuries at Agia Sophia Children's Hospital and are currently in stable condition. The two adults were transported to the Red Cross Hospital for treatment of fractures, knee, and tibia injuries, with their conditions reported as stable.

The driver of the car involved in the accident, a 26-year-old individual, has stated that the family members suddenly appeared in front of him, leading to the collision. Authorities are conducting an investigation into the incident, with the driver undergoing blood tests to determine any possible impairment. The Piraeus Traffic Police is gathering statements from witnesses to establish further details surrounding the accident.

The driver has been arrested and is expected to appear before the Piraeus Public Prosecutor. Meanwhile, the injured individuals continue to receive medical treatment, with the 5-year-old boy remaining in critical condition in the ICU.

(Source: To Vima)

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