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Heavy truck driver convicted in Primorye for collapse of a bridge

Heavy truck driver convicted in Primorye for collapse of a bridge
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In the Primorsky Territory, the court found the driver of a heavy truck, because of which a bridge collapsed near the village of Osinovka, guilty of an accident. Through his fault, a woman and a child died.

According to the press service of the Investigative Directorate of the Investigative Committee of Russia for the Primorsky Territory, on the day of the tragedy in 2018, the driver was driving across the bridge to the village of Osinovka. He was carrying at least 53 tons of potatoes, and at the entrance to the bridge there was a restriction: the maximum allowed weight for transportation was only 20 tons.

After he drove over the bridge, the spans collapsed, the truck rolled in the opposite direction. The Mazda Demio was in the back. A large truck ran into a passenger car and clamped it between the bridge support... The woman and the child died on the spot.

During the investigation, five forensic examinations were conducted, 37 witnesses were interrogated. The court found the driver guilty of violating traffic rules and vehicle operation, resulting in the death of two persons through negligence. The driver will be sent to a penal colony for four years. He is also prohibited from driving vehicles.

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