- 16 Oct 2023 12:28 PM
- Hungary Matters
In the early hours of Oct 5, the 40-year-old suspect was driving 12 people claiming to be Syrian from the Serbia-Hungary border towards Slovakia.
The Polish-registered van had no seats, windows or air vents. Police spotted the van on highway 21 near Mátraszőlős, north-east of Budapest, and the man tried to evade them.
At a speed of around 180kph, the vehicle crashed into a barrier and plunged into the roadside drainage ditch. Police caught him after his attempt to flee. One of the seven injured suffered serious injuries.