KURSK, November 14 (Itar-Tass) —— The health condition of the two Kursk region officials who were injured in a traffic accident is moderately grave, local health authority head Sergei Shevchenko told Itar-Tass on Monday.
The chairman of the Kursk regional government, Alexander Zubarev, has rib fractures and a lung injury, while the deputy head of the regional police department Valery Petrushin has a head injury and numerous fractures. “There is no threat to their lives. The two officials were hospitalized to the regional clinic,” Shevchenko said.
According to a spokesman for the Kursk police department, the accident took place late on Saturday in the Fatezh district of the Kursk region on the 494th kilometre of the Crimea highway. The Toyota car, driven by a junior criminal police officer, rammed a KAMAZ truck going in the same direction. As a result, the police officer and two of his passengers – a deputy department head of the Kursk regional administration and a Ukrainian citizen – died instantly, while two other Toyota passengers were hospitalized, the source said.
The Russian interior ministry has commissioned a team of investigators to probe into the.