Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó on Thursday decorated volunteer firefighters and doctors who helped in the rescue of a Hungarian family involved in a car accident on Croatia’s A4 motorway earlier this month. The minister presented the Hungarian government’s awards to volunteer firefighters of the town of Sveti Ivan Zelina and staff members of Zagreb’s Clinical Hospital Dubrava. Szijjártó said the medals handed over to the awardees were an expression of Hungary’s appreciation of their efforts.
On July 11, a Hungarian-Croatian family of three was severely injured when a car ploughed into theirs at a motorway toll gate at Sveta Helena, Croatia. Test results later revealed the presence of various types of drugs in the driver’s bloodstream.