The Novozavodsky District Court of Chernigov placed a truck driver in custody, who got into a fatal traffic accident near Brusilov. The truck collided with a passenger van, killing 13 people.
By decision of Judge Vladimir Pavlov on December 9, The 44-year-old driver will spend the next two months in a pre-trial detention center. The prosecutor's office requested such a measure of restraint in relation to the suspect.
The court hearing was held in open mode: the truck driver explained to journalists that he does not remember the circumstances tragic accident.
– I can't be guilty, the car started to slow down, I don't remember anything further, – said the man.
A DAF truck driver is suspected of committing a crime under part 3. of article 286 (Violation of traffic rules, resulting in the death of several people) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
The sanction of the article provides for punishment in the form of imprisonment for up to 10 years. The pre-trial investigation of the case continues.
Traffic accident near Chernihiv
The fact that a large-scale traffic accident occurred in the Chernihiv region became known in the morning of December 7.
On the H-27 highway, near the village of Brusilov, a truck collided with the Borzna-Chernigov minibus.
As a result of the accident, the bus driver and 10 passengers died at the scene of the accident, two more passengers died in the hospital. Seven passengers, including one minor, received injuries of varying severity.
Law enforcement officers are waiting for the results of expert technical condition of vehicles and the condition of the road surface.
The cause of the accident near Chernihiv, according to unconfirmed information, could be both inattention of drivers and poor visibility on the road due to unfavorable weather conditions.