August 3, 2021

driver dead, 19 injured. “Serious child”

One dead and 19 injured: this is the tragic outcome of the shock accident occurred this morning a Capri around 11.30, when a scheduled minibus carrying about ten people went off the road, broke through the protective barrier and fell from a height of 5-6 meters, in the area of ​​the free beach of Marina Grande.

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The victim is the bus driver: 19 injured people rescued at the island hospital, including two Roman tourists and a child. The latter reported a double fracture and was transported by helicopter to the hospital of the sea in Naples, as was another of the injured who was also in serious condition.

The mayor: funicular stopped due to a failure

«This morning the Capri funicular was stopped due to a breakdown but the fact had no repercussions on the circulation of the buses. I am on the spot but at the moment the picture of the situation is not clear, “the mayor of Capri told Adnkronos. Marino Lembo, arrived in Marina Grande“At the moment we are concerned with helping the injured, we have not yet understood the dynamics of what happened. We sent our doctors and civil protection to the rescue, ”added the deputy mayor of Anacapri Francesco Cerrotta.

The bus crashed on the free beach of Capri

The crashed minibus got stuck between the cliff and a metal structure, on a stretch of free beach, near the commercial port, not far from a bathing establishment. Much fear but no injuries among those who were on the beach, some of whom say they intervened to comfort the wounded waiting for the ambulances.

The dynamics of the accident

The incident occurred around 11.30. The minibus, with about 10 passengers on board, was departed from the port of Marina Grande and he had traveled a few meters of Via Marina Grande, crossing the first two curves, when for reasons yet to be ascertained he went off the road, falling for about 5 meters near a bathhouse. Rescuers and the police immediately arrived on the spot.

Last updated: Thursday 22 July 2021, 14:28