TALLINN - A bus of Estonian bus operator Lux Express headed from St. Petersburg to Riga on Monday was involved in a severe road accident in Russia that claimed the life of one of its drivers.
The accident occurred at 1:15 p.m. in the Kingisepp region, 30 kilometers from the Estonian-Russian border. The bus collided with a truck with the latter having caused the accident, according to preliminary information, Rait Remmel, manager for international operations at Lux Express, said.
There were two bus drivers in the vehicle from Lux Express' base in Latvia, one of whom died at the site of the accident. The other bus driver was injured and has been taken to hospital.
The bus was transporting 16 passengers at the time of the accident -- nine citizens of Latvia, four of Russia, and one each of Germany and Uzbekistan. None of the passengers sustained any severe injuries but 12 of them were taken to hospital for health checks.
Lux Express expresses its condolences to the relatives and colleagues of the driver who died in the accident.