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Car accident in Zhytomyr region: Police detains owner of shuttle bus

Law enforcement officers established a number of violations of requirement concerning a technical condition of the shuttle bus
13:45, 21 July 2018

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The Police detained the owner of the bus in terms of the car accident in Zhytomyr region. The press office of the Regional Police reported. 

‘In the order of art. 208 (Detention by an authorized official) of the Criminal Procedure Code, the owner of the vehicle, a 41-year-old resident of the Rivne region, was detained. Investigatory measures are being undertaken,’ reads the message. 

Related: Car accident in Zhytomyr region: Doctors tell of condition of victims

Both crashed vehicles were seized by the Police during the investigation of the accident. An expert examination of vehicles’ technical condition was assigned, the truck driver, eyewitnesses and victims were questioned. 

Law enforcement officers established a number of violations of requirements concerning a technical condition of the shuttle bus, which was conducting the transportation of people. 

Related: Criminal proceeding opened for car accident in Zhytomyr region

Reportedly, a shuttle bus and a truck crashed on the Kyiv-Chop highway near Zhytomyr region. As a result of the accident, ten people died and the same number of people injured. The Police claimed that a child and the driver of the bus are among the dead. Moreover, a citizen of Georgia and two citizens of Russia are among the dead. The driver of the truck is giving testimony.  

As of July 21, the Condition of nine victims is stabilized. 

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