Victim of highly-publicized hit-and-run accident released from hospital

20-04-2012

The woman who became the victim of hit-and-run driver and influential lobbyist Roman Janoušek was released from hospital on Friday. The 51-year-old Vietnamese woman was treated at a Prague hospital for four weeks following the accident. According to hospital staff, the woman’s state of health is stable, but she will not yet be able to return to work. Her sister-in-law, who was in the car at the time of the accident, already testified in the case. Mr Janoušek was drunk-driving when he ran over the woman. He left the site of the accident without helping his victim. The accident received a lot of media attention. It happened days after allegations of corruption involving the influential entrepreneur and former Prague mayor Pavel Bém became public.