A white Citroën crashes head-on into a truck on a wet road. The parents and two children died instantly. Only the youngest daughter Violeta (3) miraculously survived. The accident happened on Thursday in Albania, near the small town of Rreshen.
The shock to the bereaved in Schaffhausen is deep. “I feel like I’m in a bad horror film!” Says Mirsad Avdijaj (26). He is the eldest son of Blerim Avdijaj († 51) and allows BLICK to show the pictures of the deceased and to give their full names. In addition to his father, his second wife Anjeza († 34) as well as their daughter Medina († 6) and eleven-year-old Klejdi – Anjeza’s son from his first marriage, also had an accident.
“My father was my best friend”
“I loved them all so much, Klejdi was like my flesh and blood,” says Mirsad Avdijaj. Last Sunday he took the family to the airport. «My father wanted to bring the little ones who were still living in Albania to Switzerland. He was so happy to see her again, ”says the 26-year-old. «He was my best friend. I still can’t think clearly. “
Apparently the family wanted to overtake another car with their Citroën. There was a frontal crash with a truck in the opposite lane. Four of the five inmates were dead on the spot.
Since then, little Violeta has been fighting for her life in the hospital in Tirana. «She is badly injured, but was able to say a few words on Friday. The doctors are confident that she will get well again, ”says the brother.
The rest of the deceased are to be buried in Pristina on Sunday. “I now hope that they have all found their peace in heaven,” says Mirsad Avdijaj.
Friends want to tell Blerim about the snow in Switzerland – police officer picks up the phone
Blerim Avdijaj’s friends still can’t believe the sad news. “We’re all in shock. I’ve known Blerim for twenty years. He was such a good and nice man. Always very social and happy », says Shefki O. * to BLICK.
The neighbor Muamet R. * is also shaken. “We always barbecued together and our children played in the garden. I haven’t told them yet that their friends are dead. “
«One of our mutual friends wanted to call Blerim on Friday to tell him how much snow there was in Schaffhausen. But then suddenly a policeman answered the phone and said that Blerim had a serious accident », says O. This is how the friends and neighbors found out about the tragic accident.
Second family in Schaffhausen has an accident
Only a few months ago had an accident another Schaffhausen family on her vacation return trip from Kosovo.
You were driving your Audi back to Switzerland on the German federal highway B31 in Meersburg when the car skidded and crashed head-on into a truck. For husband Zaim K. * († 35), son Flori K. * († 12) and nephew Bleon († 18), any help came too late. Only mother (35) and daughter (11) survived.