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Czech Republic: Tragic car accident could be suicide, claims surviving daughter

Prague, Czech Republic – The investigation surrounding a tragic car accident that occurred last week in the Czech Republic took an unexpected turn over the week-end, local media reported.

On Friday afternoon, a car accident in Mníšek, near Liberec, resulted in the death of a woman and her two daughters, aged 4 and 6, who were in the car with their mother.

But on Saturday, a teenage girl only identified as Maya H., claiming to be the daughter of the woman and half-sister of the two little girls, posted a video on Facebook arguing that this tragic car accident was intentional and that her mother killed herself and her two daughters, on purpose, after losing custody of her children.

The accident has, since then, been making headlines across the country.

According to the young woman, she and other family members had repeatedly tried to warn law enforcement authorities that her mother was mentally unstable and could eventually end up harming the children.

The mother and the two little girls died in the accident, one on the spot and the other on the way to the hospital.

The police have yet to react to the allegations and refused to comment in detail on the ongoing investigation, only revealing that they were looking into the causes of the incident and suspected the deaths of having been caused by negligence.

But traffic experts’ opinion appears to lend weight to the daughter’s allegations, pointing out that the mother had, on a straight section of the road and under clear weather, abruptly changed course and drove, at a speed of 180 km/h, unto the opposite late into an incoming garbage truck.

Last year, 218 people died in a car accident in the Czech Republic due to speeding, the main cause of road fatalities in the country.

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1 comment on “Czech Republic: Tragic car accident could be suicide, claims surviving daughter

  1. It is very unfortunate that, despite the fact that the family warned the authorities about the unstable psyche of the woman, she was still alone with the children. This led to a death. But also questions to the family, if they knew about the woman’s mental illness and the authorities did nothing, then why did they leave their children with their sick mother?

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