Three people died, three more were hospitalized after an accident on the Nizhny Tagil – Nizhnyaya Salda highway. As Vse Novosti news agency was informed at the State Traffic Safety Inspectorate for the Sverdlovsk Region, a VAZ-2110 and a GAZelle collided head-on on a suburban road.
The incident occurred at about 2 pm on December 20 at 38 km of the highway not far from Verkhnyaya Salda. According to preliminary data, a 30-year-old man driving a VAZ drove into the oncoming lane for unknown reasons, where he crashed into a GAZelle truck.
The driver and two passengers of the “dozens” died on the spot. Two more passengers of the passenger car and the driver of the GAZelle were taken to the Verkhnyaya Salda hospital with various injuries.
The identities of all participants in the incident are being investigated by traffic police. It is known that the driver of the VAZ-2110 is a resident of the Krasnodar Territory. His dead companions were not wearing seat belts – the women flew out of the vehicle at the time of the impact. The 35-year-old driver of a GAZelle, originally from Yekaterinburg, transported construction materials.
At the scene of an accident, traffic is difficult – vehicles were allowed to run in one lane. The flow is regulated by traffic police inspectors.
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