Graduates injured in tractor accident
A group of high school graduates from Labin narrowly escaped a tragedy when a tractor carrying them on a trailer veered off the road during their celebratory norijada. The incident occurred on the Labin – Prtlog road, leaving a dozen students slightly injured. Istrian police confirmed the details of the accident, attributing the cause to a failure in the tractor’s brakes.
Swift response by emergency services
The news quickly spread, and emergency services swiftly arrived at the scene to assist the injured graduates. Pula’s General Hospital received several of the injured students, while others were evaluated on-site. The head of the county’s Civil Protection Staff, Dino Kozlevac, provided updates, stating that three of the graduates sustained serious injuries, while the condition of the remaining five was still being assessed.
Relief and gratitude for avoided tragedy
Although the accident caused injuries, there were no fatalities among the graduates. At the accident site, firefighters, police, ambulances, and concerned parents gathered. Despite the tense situation, the atmosphere remained calm and well-organized. Fellow graduates offered support to those slightly injured, awaiting medical assistance. Reports indicated that many of the injuries were caused by sharp stones.
Ongoing medical response
Five ambulance teams were immediately dispatched to the scene, providing necessary triage and classification of injuries. Some of the injured graduates will receive further treatment at the Clinical Hospital Centre Rijeka, while others will be cared for at Pula’s General Hospital. Over ten emergency medical vehicles from across Istria were mobilized to assist in the response.
Authorities emphasize caution and express gratitude
Expressing relief at the absence of severe injuries, Boris Miletic, the Istrian county prefect, commended the prompt and efficient response of the various emergency services. Miletic emphasized the importance of caution during celebratory events, highlighting the fine line between fun and tragedy. He extended his wishes for a speedy recovery to the graduates who sustained minor injuries.