On the reconstructed area near the Nizhny Tagil railway station, a passenger bus demolished an electrical pole. A seven-year-old boy was injured, the city traffic police department told Vse Novosti news agency.
The accident happened around 2:00 pm on Thursday, July 28. PAZ with a 62-year-old man at the wheel began to drive away from a stop at the station and crashed into a support in the parking lot. The bus operated on route No. 23 “Railway Station – Smychka”. There were 5 passengers in the cabin. One of them, a seven-year-old child, was injured. He sat in a chair in the fourth row. The victim was hospitalized in the Children’s City Hospital.
As specified in the State traffic inspectorate, the driver received the right to drive a bus 28 years ago. He was fined five times for traffic violations. After today’s incident, protocols were drawn up against him for technical malfunctions. It turned out that 4 passenger seats were dismantled from the transport, and the belt was inoperative. The mechanic of Technokom LLC was held liable for the release of a faulty bus onto the line. And on the carrier itself they drew up a report for the lack of technical inspection.
The traffic police said that after the incident, technical supervision inspectors will organize inspections of public transport in Nizhny Tagil.