Volgograd: MAZ bashes minibus into pole, 16 injured
According to the truck driver, the brakes failed.
Six ambulances drove 16 injured in an accident in Volgograd – a MAZ truck drove at full speed into a minibus that stopped at the edge of the road. The minibus was slammed into the pole in front, the front end literally split in two until the driver's seat. According to the truck driver, the vehicle was used for the first time after a long repair, and the brakes failed. The local publication V1.ru reported about the incident.
The truck was transporting 20 tons of nitre from Kazan to Svetly Yar. After the accident, the driver was able to stop the car only a few hundred meters away.
Passersby rushed to help the victims. The head of the regional PD, Police General Alexander Kravchenko, arrived to the scene in civilian.