16 people were injured, of whom nine hospitalized Friday in a traffic accident in the Galati commune of Piscu. Sub Commissary Cristina Tatulici, Spokesperson for the Galati County Police Inspectorate, told Agerpres the accident occurred on an icy and snowy road. A 61-year-old Tecuci man lost control of the steering wheel while driving a special purpose freight vehicle containing 15 persons, which resulted in the vehicle crashing into a side road tree. The 16 people aboard the vehicle including the driver were injured, four of them seriously, and 12, slightly. Nine of the injured were admitted to the Galati Emergency Hospital.