GERMANY’S MARKELL INSURANCE COMPANY has been forced to cover the cost of an auto accident in which a German man accidentally drove into a group of people at a party in Austria, a German newspaper reported.
The accident happened on May 30, when German-speaking car insurance company MARKEll Insurance AG said in a statement that it insured a Hyundai Sonata for damages and lost income, according to Der Spiegel, citing a source with direct knowledge of the matter.
The driver was hospitalized in critical condition.
The insurance company has not commented on the claim.
The Hyundai Sonatas, which are popular among German car owners, have a limited warranty, Der Spiegel said.
The German-language newspaper cited a representative from the insurer as saying that the accident could be considered an “accident of a personal nature.”