6 US soldiers in Poland injured after their vehicle ‘swerved off the road’

Four have been released from the hospital, and two are still hospitalized but are in stable condition.

Six soldiers in Poland were injured on Sunday after their nine-passenger van “swerved off the road, hit an embankment and rolled over,” the Army confirmed to Task & Purpose on Monday.

The soldiers, from the 500th Engineer Support Company, 15th Engineer Battalion, 18th Military Police Brigade, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, were “conducting a routine administrative movement…to pick-up military equipment,” Army Maj. Selwyn Johnson told Task & Purpose in an email.

Following the accident, the soldiers were taken to three different area hospitals. Four have since been released, and two are still hospitalized and in stable condition. It's unclear why the soldiers were not taken to the same hospital.

The accident is currently under investigation by the Army and local law enforcement, Johnson said.

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Haley Britzky
Haley Britzky

is the Army reporter for Task & Purpose, covering the daily happenings in the Army and how they impact soldiers and their families, as well as broader national security issues. Originally from Texas, Haley previously worked at Axios before joining Task & Purpose in January 2019. Contact the author here.

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