On Monday 3 August 2009 at 18:10, 13 Scouts and 2 Leaders of the 1st Lerapetra Scout Group were injured in the region of Koutsouras, South-East Crete.
The Scouts were victims of a road accident involving a car and a motorbike, when the car driver lost control and crashed into an off-road bus station where the Scouts were gathered waiting for the bus.
Five Scouts are in a serious condition while the remaining 8 and their 2 leaders suffered serious injuries and are all hospitalised. The 14 Scouts, 3 Venture Scouts and 4 Leaders – 21 in total, were returning home from a 3-day expedition. The accident took place just 20 minutes before the local bus was due to arrive.
This report is provided by SHP, the Greek Scouts who send their best wishes and hopes for a speedy recovery, wile serving to alert others to the dangers.