Ural Region: police officer hits 2 pedestrians while driving to work
A traffic officer hit two 50 y. o. pedestrians while driving to work in the Sverdlovsk Region.
The accident took place on Plekhanova Street in Asbest, according to the regional police. The traffic officer drove his personal Chevrolet Cruze to work when he hit 2 pedestrians on a poorly lit road section. The victims were taken to hospital. Both were drunk at the time of the accident, as later turned out.
An inspection was initiated. A proceeding decision will be taken once it is complete.
“The officer was on duty, wearing his uniform. He underwent a medical examination; no alcohol was found in his blood,” the Office of Public Affairs of the agency pointed out.
Both victims were 40 meters away from a crosswalk when the accident happened, according to preliminary information. A vehicular-technical inspection was initiated in order to learn about circumstances of the accident. It will help reconstruct what happened.
Unnecessary witness. Death of penitentiary service lieutenant colonel Viktor Shevchenko: Suicide or murder?
Two events occurred in close succession in the Irkutsk region. On February 11, 2018, it became known that major general Anatoly Kilanov, Head of the Regional Directorate of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia, was removed from office. The main suspect in an anti-corruption inquest carried out in late 2017, Kilanov was accused of extorting ‘levies’ from his subordinates. On February 12, 2018, Viktor Shevchenko, his deputy for service support, was found hanged. The investigation is currently explaining this suicide by a family quarrel. Has the lieutenant colonel really taken his own life? Or was it a disguised murder? And if so, who could be interested in it?