19 hurt as migrant van swerves in chase

Crashes into Slovenian car carrying 3 women

(ANSA) - Trieste, December 4 - Some 19 people were hurt, some seriously, when a van carrying 14 migrants and two smugglers swerved into a car carrying three women while being chased by a police car near the Italy-Slovenia border Tuesday.
    The accident took place in the Triestine Carso mountainous area, in the municipality of Opicina near Monrupino, where migrant smugglers from Slovenia often abandon migrants after helping them cross the border.
    The hire van, a white Fiat with Italian plates, crashed head-on into a red Skoda with Slovenian plates carrying the three women.
    All 19 people were hurt.
    It is not yet clear how many are in a serious condition.