7 Migrants Killed, 3 Injured in Car Accident in Hungary

By The Associated Press
The Associated Press
The Associated Press
December 14, 2021 Updated: December 14, 2021

BUDAPEST, Hungary—Seven migrants were killed and three others injured when the vehicle they were traveling in crashed into a house while fleeing a police stop, Hungarian police said.

The accident occurred just before midnight Monday near the center of Morahalom, a town of around 6,000 people less than five miles from Hungary’s border with Serbia.

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A destroyed vehicle at the site of a fatal crash in Morahalom, Hungary, on Dec. 14, 2021. (Hungarian Police via AP)

According to the Csongrad-Csanad county police, officers were inspecting the Serbian-registered minivan when the driver attempted to flee the scene at high speed. The vehicle crashed into a house and overturned.

Seven occupants of the vehicle died at the scene while four others, including the driver, were injured.

Police arrested the man and said they will initiate proceedings against him for human trafficking and causing a fatal mass accident.