Estonian truck driver involved in road accident in Russia in which 2 people died

  • 2022-11-07
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN – The driver and a passenger of a Lada Largus lost their lives after their car collided with a truck driven by an Estonian resident in Russia's Pskov region on Sunday evening, Louna-Eesti Postimees, regional edition of Postimees for South Estonia, reported, citing police in the Pskov region. 

The accident happened at 4:30 p.m. in the Usviaty district on the 73rd kilometer of the Velikiye Luki -- Usviaty road. The 45-year-old driver of the Lada lost control of the vehicle, as a result of which the car veered into the oncoming lane and collided with an oncoming DAF truck. A 37-year-old passenger in the Lada died at the scene before the ambulance arrived, while the driver died in the ambulance.

The truck with a trailer was driven by a 64-year-old resident of Estonia, who escaped the accident uninjured. Police determined that the truck driver was sober.

The last time a traffic accident involving an Estonian citizen occurred in the Pskov region was on Oct. 16, when a DAF truck from Estonia, which was on its way from Pechory to Irboska, collided with a VAZ-2115 passenger car. Two people were also killed in that accident -- the driver of the car and one passenger of the car.