Accident at metro station “Slavic Boulevard” has claimed the lives of four people

Accident at metro station “Slavic Boulevard” has claimed the lives of four people

The crash injured 11 pedestrians, nine of which are in the hospital, the bus driver was detained.


MOSCOW, December 25. /TASS/. The accident with the bus at the metro station “Slavic Boulevard” in the West of Moscow on 25 December killed four and injured 11 people, nine of whom are in the hospital. The bus driver was detained.

How the accident occurred

The accident occurred near the metro station “Slavic Boulevard” at about 14:50 Moscow time. The bus, EN route from SKOLKOVO to the “Slavic Boulevard”, drove into the crowded underground passage.

As reported by TASS in the press service of the Moscow GU Ministry of internal Affairs, the driver of the bus that started moving, changed the trajectory, which caused the exit of a vehicle in a pedestrian underpass. At the time of the incident the bus was carrying passengers.

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The dead and injured

According to the representative of the press service of the Moscow Department of health, four persons died on the spot.

“Another 11 people were injured, including nine people were hospitalized, two more aid provided on the spot”, — said the press officer.

The victims were hospitalized to the research Institute. Sklifosovsky, Botkin hospital, city clinical hospital No. 67 of them. Vorohoba, hospital. Yudina and the city children’s hospital. Speransky. Among the victims — five women, five men and a 16-year-old girl.

To assist the people there were not only the ambulances but also helicopters of the Moscow aviation centre. As reported TASS in the ambulance service, all the dead and injured in road accidents are pedestrians.

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Currently, three of the victims — two men and one woman — were in the research Institute. Sklifosofskiy in serious condition, said the Director of the Institute Sergey Petrikov. According to him, the victims are in shock room.

“Now we are conducting a survey. Part of the examination already conducted, the results will be formed the plan of remedial measures,” said Petrikov, noting that all patients are conscious. According to him, they “experienced a stressful situation,” physicians most importantly to understand “what is the nature of the damage”.

Victim identified

The identity of the four dead in the accident set. “Among them 12-year-old girl, two women aged 53 and 38, as well as one 27-year-old man. All of them are residents of the Moscow region”, — TASS reported a source in the emergency services.

Criminal case

Russia’s investigative Committee opened a criminal case on the fact of road accident on the grounds of crimes under part 2 of article 238 of the criminal code and article 264 of the criminal code of Russian Federation (“Rendering services not meeting safety requirements”, “Violation of traffic rules and operation of vehicles”).

The Ministry clarified that the driver of the bus entered the underground passage, reported brake failure.

“According to the driver of the bus, from the bus stop, suddenly started his own movement. Despite his attempts to stop the bus brakes failed and the bus continued movement”, — reported in the UK.

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“The investigation will examine technical documentation for the vehicle, and also appointed a number of forensic examinations, including medical examinations for the bus driver. Investigators started questioning”, — have informed in SK.

Sober driver

The bus driver was detained by law enforcement officials. “Before leaving the motor pool, all drivers undergo a medical inspection. Pre-flight examination of the driver showed that all right,” said TASS representative of the Odintsovo passenger transport enterprise.

The results of the medical examination also showed that the bus driver was sober, told TASS a source in law enforcement bodies.

In Mostransavto told TASS that the bus went on a route 818 SKOLKOVO — the metro station “Slavic Boulevard”. Later in the press service of the Ministry of transport and road infrastructure of the Moscow region announced that “the bus was healthy.”

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Not retarded

According to representatives of GAZ group, is a manufacturer of the bus, the driver did not brake. “A preliminary analysis of the details of the incident shows that at the beginning of the movement of the wheels of the bus was dramatically twisted to the right and the bus went with a significant deviation from the route”, — stated in the message of the company.

It also notes that “with high probability a driver was not involved, none of the braking systems of the bus, not to mention the mere possibility of engine braking, otherwise the bus would be guaranteed to be stopped.”

The cause of the accident will be determined after a technical examination of the status of the bus and other mandatory in such cases, examinations.

GAS previously submitted proposals for the inclusion of their experts in the work of the Commission on investigation of causes of accident.

The bus LIAZ-5292.60 was made Likinsky bus plant of GAZ group in 2016 and handed over to the GUP MO Mostransavto for operation on regular routes of the Moscow region. On record the traffic police car was set on 4 January 2017.

As noted in the company, the buses of this type are equipped with certified pneumatic dual circuit brake system, Wabco or Knorr-Bremse with ABS system with two levels of redundancy in case of failure. The first level of redundancy — when you open the primary circuit the system has the ability to slow down the second loop, the second level is the involvement of the alternate brake system, which actuates spring brake chambers that are in a constant state of readiness for deployment through pre-compressed springs.

The mayor ordered the test

Moscow mayor Sergei Sobyanin after the accident in the West of Moscow has given the Commission to check the total bus fleet. “We will conduct a thorough investigation,” he said after arriving at the scene. Along with Sobyanin arrived the Deputy mayor of Moscow for housing, utilities and amenities Pyotr Biryukov and Deputy mayor of Moscow, head of the Department of transportation and development of road-transport infrastructure Maxim Liksutov.

Victims will help

Moscow authorities will render material aid to the victims and families of the victims of the accident, said the Deputy mayor of Moscow for social development Leonid Pechatnikov. “The mayor gave the order, and this order is already placed on the paper, to provide financial assistance to families and victims. With all the victims are employees of social assistance,” he said.

According to the interlocutor of the Agency, “assistance will be provided to all, regardless of place of registration.”

Insurance pays

The relatives of the victims pedestrians rely on insurance payments according to the law about OSAGO (up to 500 thousand rubles), follows from the message of the National Union of liability insurers (NSSO). In this case, the relatives of the passengers of the bus in this situation was supposed to be payments to 2 million roubles.

“The victims and bereaved families of pedestrians based on insurance payments on OSAGO”, — stated in the message of NSSO. CTP insurance from Mostransavto — the owner of the bus — decorated in the company of MAX, reported TASS the representative of the carrier. In the company of MAX is confirmed.

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