In a sombre morning incident on September 14th, at approximately 5 a.m., a fatal accident occurred on the Croatian state road D-8, near the village of Plat in Župa Dubrovačka. The incident involved a 38-year-old citizen of Bosnia and Herzegovina, who was operating a bus with Dubrovnik license plates.
Tragically, the collision took the life of a 25-year-old German citizen. Subsequently, another vehicle, bearing Dubrovnik license plates and driven by a 24-year-old individual, also became involved in the incident.
The impact of the collision resulted in the untimely death of the German citizen at the scene of the incident, according to a statement released by the Dubrovnik-Neretva County Police Department. During the course of the investigation, which was conducted under the supervision of the Municipal State Attorney's Office in Dubrovnik, traffic on the affected section of the Adriatic Highway was completely halted. The road closure was in effect until 8:25 a.m., at which point it was reopened for all traffic.
Law enforcement, in cooperation with the Municipal State Attorney's Office in Dubrovnik, is continuing to diligently investigate the circumstances surrounding this tragic incident. Further details regarding the accident and any potential contributing factors will be released as the investigation unfolds.
This unfortunate incident serves as a stark reminder of the importance of road safety and the need for vigilance while traveling.