British European Games worker killed in 2-victim road crash
BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) A British national working at the inaugural European Games was killed in a road crash in Baku.
The Briton, who has not been named, was a passenger in a vehicle driven by an Azerbaijani, who was also killed in the incident on Tuesday, police spokesman Ehsan Zahid said.
Two more British nationals were hospitalized, and receiving consular assistance, British Embassy spokesperson Gunel Ahmedova told The Associated Press on Wednesday.
California-based company FiveCurrents, which is working on the opening and closing ceremonies for the games, said the Briton who was killed had been working for one of its subcontractors, and expressed ”great sadness” at the death.
”Three other team members also required immediate hospital treatment after the incident, and will be repatriated so they can receive further medical attention,” FiveCurrents said in a statement released via games organizers.
The incident occurred on an avenue near accommodation for athletes, international media, and foreign games workers, as well as the Olympic Stadium.
European Games chief operating officer Simon Clegg said they were aware of it.
It is the second serious road incident at the games, which end on Sunday. On June 11, three Austrian swimmers were struck by a bus in the athletes’ village, leaving one, 15-year-old Vanessa Sahinovic, with severe spinal injuries.