The truck driver is detained, whose trailer killed 10 people

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The truck driver which disconnected trailer led to death in Vinnytsia region of 10 people, is detained.

I reported about it on a press - conferences the chief of General Directorate of Ministry of Internal Affairs in Vinnytsia region Vasily Polishchuk.

In particular, according to him, upon road accident criminal case according to the Art. of 286 h is brought. 3 Criminal codes (Violation of the rules of traffic safety or transport operation by the person which operates the vehicles, entailed death of several people). Now the inhabitant of Chernovitsky area, the driver of the MAN truck, 1970 year of birth, is detained according to Art. 115 Criminally - the procedural code of Ukraine.

The chief of GUMVD in Vinnytsia region noted that the militia and prosecutor's office will insist on arrest of the truck driver for carrying out a consequence.

V. Polishchuk also noted that the preliminary cause of accident, it is the main in investigation - malfunction of the coupling mechanism of the trailer.

Also the issue of initiation of one more criminal case - for release on flight of freight vehicles with technical violations is resolved.

"The coupling mechanism of the trailer of the truck is withdrawn for examination. On it welding traces that is inadmissible are revealed. We have a question to braking of the trailer which according to the instruction in case of a detachment had to brake, without changing the movement direction", - V. Polishchuk told.

He noted that the gross weight of freight which consisted of New Year's toys, made 7,5 tons that excludes a truck overload.

Rather broken minibus V. Polishchuk told that the driver of this vehicle had all documents as it should be. "The only thing that causes a question, - why was in it 11 passengers when it is calculated only on 5. After all the minibus is passenger-and-freight", - the chief of GUMVD in Vinnytsia region added.

As it was reported, on December 5 at 21.30 on the highway near the village Raygorod of Vinnytsia region during truck movement under not established circumstances was disconnected the trailer. After a detachment the trailer left on a strip of oncoming traffic and collided with passenger-and-freight bus "Volkswagen — the Conveyor" in which there were 11 passengers.

Owing to road accident of 10 people - the driver and nine passengers of the bus - were lost, two more passengers of the bus are injured.


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