‘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.
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.
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.