Many Injured After Car Driver Rammed Through the Corpus Christi Procession in Warsaw

Country: Poland

Date of incident: June 8, 2023

On June 8, during the Corpus Christi procession in Ursynów, an Audi driver refused to wait for the faithful to pass and rammed his car through the crowd, hitting and injuring people. The police are investigating the event.

On the morning of June 8 during the Corpus Christi celebrations, at around 11:30 am, a car drove through a gathering of children and parents outside of the Blessed Edmund Bojanowski parish in Warsaw. According to a witness that contacted OIDAC Europe, the driver was asked to stop multiple times but continued to push forward. As reported by Polish journalist Magda Nierebińska the segment of the road used for the procession was already planned to be closed for 20 minutes for the event, but the car tried to pass anyway.

The witness told OIDAC that the driver ran over the foot of one person, struck another, and nearly hit his daughter: 

"The person drove through a street of kneeling children, around 60 of them, deliberately and slowly, even as people begged him to stop and eventually started hitting the car to try to stop it. It was very difficult to get out of the way, since there were 100+ persons in a small space, and we were kneeling. I and my wife were part of this procession, and our daughter was close to being run over by the man. From the look on his face, we believe he was doing this coldly and intentionally. It would have been easy for him to turn around and exit the neighbourhood by another route."


Source: OIDAC Europe; - newsy Ursynów

Symbolic picture by Lawrence OP on Flickr