He fell into a ditch one week ago, but nobody could help him. Therefore, he has spent the last seven days in the cab of his truck. Locals bring him food and drinks, and a movement started to help him.
According to index.hu, the Polish truck fell into a ditch near road Nr. 3 last Sunday. Since then, the driver has been waiting to be rescued, but it seems that nobody will come to his aid. According to Népszava, the driver would have transported tomatoes from Poland to Bulgaria.
But how can Hungarian authorities leave him there? Why do they not help?
In short, there is no Hungarian rule stating what to do in such situations with a vehicle that suffered an accident. Police and emergency services highlighted to Index that they must interfere if the truck blocks traffic or is in a place where it might cause accidents.
In those situations, they ask the owner whether they can move the vehicle or not. If not, they do the job but charge the cost of the operation to the owner.
However, in the case of the Polish citizen, he is not the driver of a company. Moreover, the vehicle ended up in a ditch
probably because of the malfunction of the brake system.
The truck belongs to the driver, so he did not have anybody who could help him. Furthermore, he did not have assistance and did not have enough money to pay the cost of the rescue, which could reach millions of forints (EUR 3-5 thousand).
Today, the firefighters turned off all the power in the vehicle. The owners already took the cargo and transported it with another vehicle. Since the truck does not block traffic,
a Hungarian company will take it out from the ditch.
The story of the Polish driver spread fast in many local Facebook groups; a lot of people offered money to him. Moreover, the Magyar Rescue 4×4 already arrived there.
However, the Polish driver nearly gave up. He suffered severe injuries in the accident, and
he was also at a low point mentally.
Two of his driver friends came to help him and provided first aid for his injured hand. However, they said to RTL Klub that their colleague’s state is more severe than previously thought. Therefore, an ambulance took him to the Miskolc hospital on Saturday morning, from where he already left.
UPDATE (08. 08. 2021, 8 pm)
Two Hungarian truck rescue companies joinded together and took out the lorry for free, 444.hu reported.
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Source: index.hu, Népszava