ZAGREB, March 9, 2019 – A 10-year-old boy, who was running across the street outside a marked crosswalk, was injured in a traffic accident in the town of Vinkovci on Saturday morning when he was hit by the car which was driven by Regional Development and EU Funds Minister Gabrijela Žalac, the ministry said in a press release.
Upon the accident the boy was taken to the local hospital where he was diagnosed with a lower leg fracture, and the hospital’s spokeswoman stated that the child was not in a life-threatening condition.
The local police have also reported that the accident took place outside a designated pedestrian crosswalk while the boy was running across the street.
The ministry stated that Minister Žalac would visit the injured boy on Saturday afternoon.
According to the latest information, the minister did not have a valid driving licence.
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