On Saturday, August 17, immediately in two constituent entities of the Russian Federation major traffic accidents involving passenger buses occurred. Both incidents killed two people and injured over 40.
Accident in Perm
In the Ordzhonikidze district of Perm, the NefAZ shuttle bus driver allegedly lost control. As a result, the vehicle drove into the concrete wall of the ZhBK-7 company building, which led to the death of one person. At least 32 passengers, including ten children, received injuries of varying severity.
“As of 20:20 (18:20 Moscow time), one passenger was killed, 32 injured were hospitalized, 10 of them children (nine in moderate state, one child in serious condition), 22 adults (five of them in serious condition) ", - explained in the regional Ministry of Health.
According to the city administration, according to preliminary data, the accident occurred due to a technical malfunction of the bus. Perm Mayor Dmitry Samoilov instructed the city’s department of roads and transport to conduct a thorough investigation and remove the Diesel carrier from work until the end of the investigation. According to RIA Novosti, the company was asked for explanatory and video materials, and the speed will also be set through the dispatch service.
"Comprehensive assistance will be provided to the victims and the family of the deceased woman," the Perm City Hall said.
At the same time, the Investigative Committee for the Perm Territory organized a preliminary investigation under Art. 238 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation ("Provision of services that do not meet the requirements of safety of life and health of consumers").
They also noted that the three victims are now in intensive care.
“Currently, all victims are provided with the necessary medical care. Three victims are in intensive care. The condition of the children is assessed as stably satisfactory, they received minor injuries (abrasions and bruises), ”the SC informed.
According to the deputy head of the information and communication department of the main department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia for the Perm Territory Vladimir Vasenin, police find out the circumstances of the incident with the driver.
“At the moment, police officers are working with the driver, they are getting an explanation from him, he is sent for a medical examination. We will inform you when there are results, ”Tass quotes Vasenina.
He added that the bus will soon be delivered to the parking lot, where additional inspections and studies will continue.
Collision on the track
Another accident occurred in the Teplo-Ogarevsky district of the Tula region on the Lapotkovo-Efremov highway. The victim of the incident was one person, another 11 were injured.
“According to preliminary data, the driver of the Kia Rio car drove into the oncoming traffic lane and collided with a bus that was traveling along the Tula-Lipetsk route. There is information about one dead - the driver Kia Rio. According to preliminary data, 11 passengers were injured, ”TASS quoted the press service of the regional department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
According to the source of the agency in the emergency services of the region, presumably, the driver of the car fell asleep at the wheel.
According to the Ministry of Emergency Situations, employees of the department, the traffic police and the ambulance immediately went to the scene.
“To liquidate the consequences of the incident, five people and two pieces of equipment were involved from the Russian Emergencies Ministry,” the search and rescue agency said.
- Photo from the scene of an accident in the Tula region
- © TSUKS GU EMERCOM of Russia in the Tula region
Recall that since the beginning of August there have been a number of serious accidents involving buses.
So, on the night of August 8, on the 16th km of the Novorossiysk-Kerch highway, an accident occurred in the Krasnodar Territory involving a sightseeing bus and a car. After a head-on collision, both vehicles fell off a cliff. As a result of the accident, three were killed, including two children. 44 people were injured, including 12 minors. According to investigators, the cause of the accident was the non-observance of the distance by the bus driver. He is arrested for two months.
In addition, on August 10 in the Tambov Region, at the 139th kilometer of the Voronezh-Tambov highway, minibuses Citroen Jumpy and Fiat Ducato collided. As a result of the accident, five people were killed, eight more were hospitalized.
On the same day, in Kurtamysh district of the Kurgan region, a scheduled bus with 47 passengers capsized. 16 people were injured.
On August 16, at the 183 kilometer of the Chebarkul - Uyskoe highway in the Chelyabinsk region, the bus driver crashed into the truck ahead of him. According to the latest data, nine people were injured.