Four deaths in Estonian road accident

  • 2009-01-27
  • TBT staff

TALLINN- A fatal road accident in Jarvemaahas taken the lives of four teens. Five were taken to the hospital withinjuries. Police note that the drivers were not intoxicated.

The accident occured shortly before 4 p.m. Jan. 25 on the 70th kilometer ofthe Tallinn-Tartu highway, a police spokeswoman said.

A Renault Laguna and a Peugeot 206 collided at Ussisoo. Both drivers, the 43year old Aare and the 19 year old Jurgen, had licenses, the spokeswoman said.

A 15- and a 13-year-old girl were killed in the Renault, as were the driverof the Peugeot, Jurgen, and a 20 year old passenger.

"The Peugeot coming from Tartu veered into the opposite lane andcrashed into the Renault coming from the direction of Tallinn," the newsof the public broadcaster ETV quoted a police officer as saying.

One of the cars involved in the accident went on fire, ETV said.

The accident disrupted traffic on the Tallinn-Tartu highway for severalhours.