The driver of the bus that got in an accident in Zhytomyr region on July 20, at the time of the accident fell asleep at the wheel. This was announced by the head of the regional police Vyacheslav Pechenenko, UNIAN reports.
“After examination we saw that was altered in the brake system (bus, – ed), but it did not affect the consequences,” he said.
According to the chief of police, the driver of the minibus fell asleep at the wheel at the time of the accident.
“… with a probability of 99% there just a driver fell asleep at the wheel, even the brake there was no way, and he didn’t try to slow down”, – the militiaman noted.
Recall that in Zhytomyr region on 127 km of the highway Kyiv – Chop has faced bus and a truck killed 10 people, 9 were injured. The police later reported that among the victims were one child and bus driver. In addition, among the dead were a citizen of Georgia and two citizens of the Russian Federation.
It was noted that the condition of 9 victims in the accident are stable.
Upon road accident the criminal proceedings. The owner of the bus was arrested and it is reported about suspicion in Commission of crime under article 287 of the criminal code of Ukraine (release in operation of technically faulty vehicles or other violation of their operation).