Woman who died in accident caused by drunken MIA Lieutenant was pregnant
New details have been revealed about the tragic accident on the Yaroslavskoe highway, in which four people died and two hospitalized with serious injuries.
September 24 at 7.30 am, Mercedes Benz and Suzuki collided at 41 km of the Yaroslavskoe highway near Moscow, as a result of which four out of five Suzuki passengers died on the spot, and a 4-year-old child and Mercedes passenger were taken to hospital in critical condition.
Mercedes Benz driver, 26-year-old Police Lieutenant Yury Ivanov, the officer at Pushkinskoe MIA Department for Ivanteevka, was the man who caused the accident.
According to State Road Safety Inspectorate, he was driving while intoxicated and created the emergency situation by exceeding the speed limit. His car rammed Suzuki from behind, slamming it into the ditch.
Five people were in Suzuki at the time of collision; four of them were members of one family.
As reported by Life.ru, 28-year-old Yulia Sh., her 6-month-old daughter, her 63-year-old mother Tatyana Sh., and a 40-year-old driver Aleksey Sh. died on the spot.
Specialists revealed that the deceased Yulia Sh. was pregnant.
46-year-old Lyudmila, who had been in the car with the police officer, was taken to hospital in a grave condition. According to the victim's daughter, Ivanov was a colleague of Lyudmila's husband, also a police officer, and he was giving her a ride at her husband's request.
The man who had caused the accident, and was detained, refused hospitalization, but later complained to the investigators about an allegedly broken ankle.
The level of alcohol in the blood of the Ivanteevka law enforcer was 0.4 mg/ml.
As it was announced by MIA press service yesterday, the detainee was dismissed from the police. His direct management, namely head of police departmnet and his deputy, were also dismissed. A criminal case has been opened into the accident.
The preliminary investigation revealed that the former police officer was using state number plate, so the officer could actually have avoided responsibility for traffic rules violations, if he had not caused the accident.
Commenting on the tragic incident in Moscow suburbs, the former Head of traffic police and the current Federation Council Senator in Karelia Vladimir Fyodorov suggested to toughen the penalties for drunken drivers through whose fault accidents occur.
Video: Video from the crash site on Yaroslavskoe highway in which three adults and one child were killed
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