Traffic police’s chase of SUV in St. Petersburg results in road accident with 3 dead 

Traffic police’s chase of SUV in St. Petersburg results in road accident with 3 dead

When evading the police that required Hyundai Santa Fe to stop on Grazhdansky Avenue, the car driver lost control of the car and crashed into a lamppost at high speed.

When evading the police that required Hyundai Santa Fe to stop on Grazhdansky Avenue, the car driver lost control of the car and crashed into a lamppost at high speed.

As reported by the State Road Traffic Safety Inspectorate in St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region, the accident with three dead took place on January 13 at around 4.00 am in the Kalinisky District of St. Petersburg. Passengers of the car tried to escape from the police.

When trying to evade the police, the SUV driver picked his speed up to 130-150 km/h, the witnesses say in social networks, and crashed into a lamppost. It is known that three people in the car died instantly, two more have been hospitalized with severe injuries. The years of birth of the dead and injured persons are 1995 and 1996.

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According to preliminary information, the driver of Hyundai was in a state of strong alcoholic intoxication. Instead of stopping at the request of traffic police inspectors, he picked up speed, trying to escape, but lost control of the car.

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15 traffic police cars and employees of 30 different agencies arrived at the scene.

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