During a local event, the driver allegedly hit a KO candidate for the Sejm and a PO activist accompanying her. The police will look into the matter.
The circumstances of the incident were described by Radio ZET. On Sunday, September 17, the Masovian Bread and Cheese Festival took place at St. Mary’s Market in Węgrów. During such local events, you can meet politicians running for parliament. During this event, Marzena Cendrowska, the Civic Coalition’s candidate for the Sejm, promoted her candidacy. She was accompanied by PO activist Małgorzata Dąbrowska.
He hit a candidate and a KO activist
At one point, a car hit the women. Cendrowska said she felt the impact of the vehicle, turned around and saw the car. – There was a man sitting inside with clenched teeth and visible aggression – she recalled.
– We were there in KO colors. He pushed Marzena down with his car, and my leg was under his tire. I screamed, other people did too, but he kept driving, Dąbrowska reported. – He turned towards where we were standing. Marzena fell on a man sitting in a wheelchair, his wife was terrified. Only because I was wearing a KO T-shirt and the colors stung his eyes, she added.
Police: Heavy pedestrian traffic, two people hit
The police and an ambulance were called to the scene. RadioZET.pl learned that preliminary findings allowed the police to define the entire incident as a direct threat of loss of life or serious damage to health. This is punishable by up to 3 years in prison.
A 73-year-old man admitted to driving onto a closed road, but argued that he “knew nothing about the hit-and-run incident.” After the incident, he performed on stage.
Marzena Cendrowska and Małgorzata Dąbrowska claim otherwise. According to them, he was fully aware of what was happening.
The police confirmed that they were investigating the circumstances of the incident. – For unknown reasons, the 73-year-old driver drove onto a road that was closed to traffic. There was a lot of pedestrian traffic. At some point, two people were hit, one of whom was hit on the leg. An ambulance was on site, but the lady refused hospitalization, said comm. Marcin Góral from the Police Headquarters in Węgrów.