Events for April
31 1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 1 2 3 4
Add your event FREE



  • In Croatian Times I want more info on:
  • show result

    all polls

Croatia real estate


Rail Drunk

A drunk cabbie has told how he played a terrifying game of chicken with a train after getting stuck on railway tracks in Ostrowiec, Poland.

Tomasz Szczegola, 64, had been on an all night vodka binge when a regular customer called him at 6am asking for a cab.

"I should have turned her down but I needed the money so I thought I'd be clever and keep off the road.

"So instead I drove on the railway track. Big mistake," explained Tom.

But after only a few hundred yards, the horrified cabbie saw a train heading straight towards him.

"I tried to steer but I was stuck on the rail," he said.

"I couldn't run because it was my wife's car and I was even more afraid of her than I was of the train.

"So instead I sat tight, flashed my headlights and prayed for the best," he added.

Police say Szczegola was only saved when the quick thinking train driver in the Warsaw-Przemysl train saw his lights and made an emergency stop.

"It was a very stupid thing to do. He not only put his own life at risk but everyone on the train too," said police, who have charged him with drink driving and interfering with a railway line.

Tag cloud cabbie  driver  tracks  prayed  saved  lights  flashed  Przemysl  headlights  wife  charged  rail  stuck  Warsaw  Szczegola  thinking  Police  emergency  railway  interfering

Latest News


Gibonni records a duet with Italian singer Danilo Sacco
Croatian pop star Gibonni has recorded a duet with Italian singer Danilo Sacco.

Croatian ship collided with Singapore ship near Dutch shores
Croatian ship Atlantic Tramp hasa collided with a Singapore flag ship Bulk Costa Rica near the shores of Netherlands.

Good start of the season for Dubrovnik
Some 14,000 tourists on cruising ships have visited the southern Croatian town of Dubrovnik during Easter holidays.

Tourism Minister says Croatia got better prepared for Russian tourists
Croatian Tourism Minister Darko Lorencin has revealed that Croatia is better prepared to host Russian tourists in 2014, compared to last year when a visa regime saw a decrease of 60 percent of visitors from that country.

Donna Vekic wins her first WTA tournament
Croatian tennis player Donna Vekic has won her first ever title on the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) tour.

Zagreb University ready to help fight against fake diplomas
The new dean of Zagreb University, Damir Boras, has invited companies and institutions to get in touch if they want to check whether a diploma given to them by an employee or prospective employee is real or fake.

Street food festival to present world cuisine in Zagreb
Croatian capital Zagreb is set to host the Street Food Festival on 26 and 27 April.

Croatian love in London
Queens Park Rangers Croat midfielder Niko Kranjcar, 29, is in a relationship with Lawrence Olivier-award winning actress and fellow Croatian Zrinka Cvitesic, 34, according to Croatian magazine Gloria.

Omis hosts 5th Guitar Fest
The southern Croatian town of Omis will host its 5th Guitar Fest from 24 to 26 April.

Centre of Zagreb covered with a live camera
All those missing Croatian capital Zagreb can now watch it on a live camera as part of the project Live Cam Croatia.



The most popular stories –
last 7 days

Friends and Partners