MOSCOW, July 15 (Itar-Tass) - Opening a meeting of the government the members of the Russian Cabinet observed a minute of silence for the victims of an awful road accident in the Moscow Region.
On Monday, the mourning is declared for the victims of the road accident outside Podolsk in Moscow and the Moscow Region. As a result of the collision of a commuter bus and a KAMAZ truck 18 people died, including two children, over 60 passengers were injured. According to the preliminary reports, the truck driver, who rammed in the bus, is to blame for the road accident. The criminal case was opened over violation of the traffic rules that entailed the death of two and more people through negligence. The KAMAZ driver was brought to responsibility for violations of the traffic rules seven times this year alone, lacked the Russian driving license and was driving with the international driving license issued in Armenia. He remained alive and the detectives are working with him.
Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev recalled that Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova came to the road accident site. “29 people were hospitalized, they should be given the medical aid, and all necessary measures should be taken,” the prime minister said. “I hope that an objective truth of the criminal case will be found - who is to blame for this and who should bear this responsibility,” the prime minister noted.