In the Krasnodar Territory at 16 km of the federal highway A-146 near Novorossiysk, an accident occurred with the participation of a sightseeing bus and a car. According to the latest data, as a result of an accident, three were killed, including two children, another 44 people were injured, including 12 minors.
As stated on the website of the regional Ministry of Health, 13 victims were urgently operated on. At the same time, three people were transferred for treatment to one of the largest cardiac surgical centers in Russia - the Research Institute - Regional Clinical Hospital No. 1 named after Professor S.V. Ochapovsky.
At the same time, doctors are waiting for the stabilization of the condition of one child in order to deliver him by helicopter to the children's regional clinical hospital.
According to the Governor of the Krasnodar Territory Veniamin Kondratiev, freelance specialists and sanitation brigades, as well as regional health minister Yevgeny Filippov, left for Novorossiysk at night. In addition, “hot lines” of psychological assistance were opened. In addition, near the accident site in the village of Verkhnebakansky, a temporary accommodation center has been opened for those who have gotten into road accidents.
“A terrible tragedy happened under Novorossiysk. All efforts are devoted to helping people. The operational headquarters was created, it was headed by the first vice-governor Andrei Alekseenko. He is now at the scene of the accident, ”said the head of the region.
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According to the Interfax news agency with reference to the operational headquarters, the victims lived in Chelyabinsk, and among the victims were residents of the Moscow region and the Republic of Udmurtia.
“All the dead - passengers in a car, a woman, two minors. The driver of a Volkswagen Touareg born in 1974 is in a moderate state, hospitalized, ”the regional GU Ministry of Internal Affairs said in a statement.
According to the traffic police, the accident was the result of a collision head-on collision of a car and a bus.
"According to preliminary information, at 22:20 Moscow time on the 16th km of the Novorossiysk-Kerch Strait highway, a Volkswagen Touareg and a Hyundai bus collided head-on, after which both vehicles capsized," the ministry said.
The preliminary cause of the accident is that the bus driver lost control. The Interior Ministry headquarters in the Krasnodar Territory indicated that he had passed a medical examination, no alcohol was found in his blood.
The bus belongs to the Hellas sanatorium in Anapa, which is managed by the Federal Tax Service.
- As a result of an accident near Novorossiysk, three people died
Meanwhile, a criminal case has been instituted on the fact of the incident.
“The investigative department in the city of Novorossiysk of the Investigative Committee of the Region has opened a criminal case on the fact of a traffic accident involving a Volkswagen Touareg car and a Hyundai passenger bus on the Novorossiysk-Kerch highway on the grounds of a crime under Article 264 § 5 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (“ Violation of the rules of the road movement and operation of vehicles, resulting in the negligence of the death of two or more persons ”),” the SC IC reports in the Krasnodar Territory.
In addition, investigators and criminologists went to the scene to establish all the circumstances of the tragedy.
Ella Tyukova, senior assistant to the head of the RF CC SU in the Krasnodar Territory on the Russia 24 television channel, said that, previously, both drivers of the vehicles were sober, however, accurate information will be given after all the analyzes.
Along with this check was organized by the prosecutor's office of the Krasnodar Territory. The agency will establish the causes of the accident and assess compliance with the laws governing road safety and passenger traffic.
Rescue operations at the scene of the accident were completed by 1 a.m. on August 8. At this point, all the victims were taken to the First City Hospital of Novorossiysk, the press service of the regional Ministry of Emergency Situations notes. 184 people and 50 pieces of equipment were involved in the aftermath of the accident. In addition, work began on raising the bus from a cliff about 30 meters deep.
At the same time, the federal state-owned institution “Administration of the Federal Highways“ Black Sea ”indicated that the condition of the roadway on 16 km of the federal highway A-146 met operational requirements.
“The pavement was dry, clean, there was no spill of fuels and lubricants on the highway, the road section was well lit, no road works were carried out,” TASS quoted the message.