MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
The Deputy Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation approved the indictment in a criminal case against a 32-year-old individual entrepreneur operating in the field of passenger transportation in the Trans-Baikal Territory. He is accused of committing a crime under Part 3 of Art. 238 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (the provision of services that do not meet the requirements of the safety of life and health of consumers, which, through negligence, caused serious harm to human health, the death of more than two persons).
According to the investigation, the attacker was obliged to ensure the maintenance of the vehicles in good technical condition when carrying out commercial transportation of passengers by buses on request.
However, on December 1, 2019, a technical inspection of the bus before its departure from the city of Sretensk to the city of Chita in the Trans-Baikal Territory was not carried out, and no brake system malfunction was identified.
As a result, during the movement, the brakes of the rear right wheels of the bus did not work, due to which there was a skid and its overturning from the bridge over the river. Kuenga.
In a traffic accident, the driver and 18 passengers of the bus were killed, and another 19 passengers were injured of varying severity.
The criminal case will be considered by the Sretensky District Court of the Trans-Baikal Territory.
In connection with the tragedy, the prosecutor’s office, with the involvement of the state traffic inspectorate and road traffic supervision, carried out inspections against entrepreneurs engaged in passenger transportation on municipal routes. As a result of the measures taken, numerous violations of the law in the activities of road carriers, including those associated with the use of vehicles in the presence of malfunctions and their illegal conversion, were eliminated.
This and other news can be found on the information and communication service of the General Prosecutor’s Office of the Russian Federation “EFIR” at: air.General Prok.Gov.ru
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