What is known about the accident in Istra, where a garbage truck driver knocked down two girls?

On September 1, in Istra, near Moscow, a garbage truck driver knocked down two children. A criminal case has been initiated under Art. 238 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (provision of services that does not meet safety requirements) and under Article 264 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation ("Violation of traffic rules and operation of vehicles" ).

Investigators are interrogating witnesses, and also — parents of children. The GSU of the Investigative Committee of the Moscow Region is petitioning the prosecutor to transfer the case from the police to the investigation department of the city. Istra to conduct an objective and comprehensive investigation. Acting Istra City Prosecutor Igor Arsenievwent to the place to coordinate the actions of law enforcement officers.

What happened?

According to State NC of Russia in Moscow Region, on September 1, 2022 in the city of Istra a garbage truck hit two girls born in 2019 and 2017.

The accident happened at about 08:45 at one of the houses on Lenin Street. Truck driver «MAZ» when leaving the secondary road to the main road, he ran into two minors who ran out onto the road outside the pedestrian crossing. According to one of the eyewitnesses, at the time of the accident, the children were far ahead of their mother, she did not have time to stop them. And the driver didn not immediately notice the girls and  could get away from the collision. According to eyewitnesses, after the incident, the girls' mother attacked the driver in a state of shock. Then she looked under the wheels of the car and fainted.

What is known about the condition of the children?

As a result of the accident, a girl born in 2019 died on the spot, the second child was hospitalized. As noted in the press service of the Moscow Region Ministry of Health, the girl is in a state of moderate severity, doctors are conducting a set of diagnostic tests. According to  Ksenia Mishonina, Commissioner for Children's Rights in the Moscow Region, the girl does not need resuscitation, her condition is stable and there is no threat to life. What about the garbage truck driver?

The garbage truck driver — male born in 1989 — was detained in accordance with Art. 91 of the Code of Criminal Procedure of the Russian Federation, investigators are working with him. According to eyewitnesses, after the accident, the driver could not hold back his tears, he lamented all the time that he had crushed a child to death. According to the preliminary police report, he was sober.


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