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May 17, 2021

Deadly crashes over the weekend

The most serious accident occurred yesterday morning in the Bistrita-Nasaud County, where four died and six were severely injured in the collision of two automobiles on DN17.

The spokeswoman of the Bistrita-Nasaud County Police Inspectorate, Antonela Gorganu told Mediafax that an Audi registered in the Mures County, with eight people aboard, attempted to recklessly overtake a file of vehicles, near Tureac village, and rammed head-on a Volkswagen registered in Italy, carrying 5 people. The 22 year old driver of the Audi and a passenger of the same car died on the spot, while the driver and a passenger of the Volkswagen died later in hospital. Six more were injured in the same crash, four of which were taken from the Bistrita Emergency Hospital to Targu Mures, by two SMURD helicopters. Two passengers were slightly injured and were admitted to hospital in Bistrita-Nasaud. The passengers of both cars were young, aged under 25.

Another serious accident took place Friday night on DN7, between Orastie and Deva. The driver of a coach registered in Chisinau, going from Orastie to Deva, lost control of the vehicle, which skidded off the asphalt and fell into a roadside ditch. Of the 53 people aboard the vehicle, 21 were hospitalised in Deva and Hunedoara. According to the spokesman of Hunedoara County Police, Bogdan Nitu, quoted by Mediafax, three passengers were seriously injured and 18 escaped with light concussions. The coach was taking Moldovan citizens to work in Italy.

In a separate incident, five people were injured yesterday morning, when a minibus taking people to a wedding party rammed head-on a Dacia Logan, on a communal road in Vaslui County. According to Vaslui Police sources, quoted by Mediafax, the accident was caused by the driver of the minibus. Of the five victims, two are in serious condition.

During an operation conducted Friday evening on A2, Motorway Police found six drivers overspeeding between Bucharest and Cernavoda. After being photographed by radars, the reckless drivers saw their licenses suspended. According to Police sources, officers caught an Audi speeding at 214 km/h. The driver was a 38 year old businessman from Bucharest, who said he was in a hurry to reach hospital. Officers suspended his driving license and fined him RON 603. Similar sanctions were issued to five other drivers caught rolling at speeds between 181 and 207 km/h. The speed limit on Romanian motorways is 130 km/h.

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