A Syrian man caused an accident on the M5 highway at dawn on Tuesday while trying to help 20 people cross the border illegally, police announced on their website.
According to Police.hu, the Pest county police wanted to stop a truck on the M5 motorway in the early hours of Tuesday morning, but the driver did not stop at the police signal, instead continuing to drive on and then crashing into a barrier a few kilometers away.
There were 20 foreigners in the vehicle, driven by a 24-year-old Syrian man, all of whom suffered minor injuries in the accident. The migrants, who identified themselves as Syrian nationals, were taken to the hospital with the driver.
After they have been taken care of and interviewed, the illegal migrants will be escorted back to the temporary security border barrier in accordance with the current Hungarian legislation. The Investigation Department of the Pest County Police Headquarters will initiate criminal proceedings against the driver on suspicion of the crime of human trafficking.
Featured image: illustration via Szabolcs Vadnai/MTI/Cabinet Office of the Prime Minister