After an accident in the Samara region with the participation of a policeman, in which two people died, a criminal case was opened, according to the regional investigation department of the UK.
The accident happened on the evening of August 7 on the 54th kilometer of the road “Samara – Bolshaya Chernigovka”, reports RIA Novosti with reference to the police.
A police officer from one of the Samara units on Datsun, not choosing a safe distance, crashed into a Hyundai Solaris moving ahead. The Solaris was driven by a driver stripped of his license in 2019.
After the collision, Solaris drove into the oncoming lane and crashed into a Volvo truck. The clash killed two and injured five, including three children.
“On this fact, the investigative department in the city of Novokuybyshevsk … opened a criminal case on the grounds of a crime under part 5 of Article 264 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (violation of traffic rules, resulting in the death of two persons by negligence),” the regional Investigative Directorate of the Investigative Committee reported.
The policeman, according to the department, was on vacation, he did not perform official duties. Now he was detained, an auto-technical examination was appointed to determine the culprit of the accident.
The Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs clarified that the policeman is planned to be fired from the authorities.
“On the fact of what happened, the head of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia for the Samara Region, Alexander Vinnikov, was appointed to conduct an official audit, as a result of which the specified employee will be dismissed from the internal affairs bodies and will be punished in accordance with the law,” the department explained.
Friday in the Kurgan region faced a truck and an intercity bus, nine people were injured in the accident.