Three Austrian swimmers hit by bus in Baku 2015 Athlete’s Village

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Three 15-year-old Austrian synchronised swimmers were hurt in a collision with a bus while walking in the athletes’ village at the European Games in Baku.

The Austrian Olympic Committee (AOC) said Vanessa Sahinovic was “severely injured” and would be flown to Vienna for further treatment.

Luna Pajer will also be flown back to the Austrian capital after suffering injuries to her arms.

Verena Breit bruised her right thigh and has returned to the village.

The AOC said the collision happened at 08:30 local time on Thursday, when the athletes were walking on the pavement in the Olympic village.

AOC chief medical officer Dr Alfred Engel said Sahinovic had suffered a polytrauma and multiple fractures.

He added Payer’s arm injuries “need further medical clarification”.

Read BBC

There is a video here on YouTube that seems to be from the incident. Warning, very graphic !

Photo by Kudosmedia

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