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June 29, 2022

Motorcycle policeman who died after falling in giant pothole in Bucharest, was in Oprea’s official convoy

The policeman who died after falling with his motorcycle into a hole in the Stirbei Voda Boulevard Tuesday night was driving in the official convoy accompanying Interior Minister Gabriel Oprea, the Police informs.

‘The policeman was on duty, participating in the mobile and fixed apparatus used for the monitoring of road traffic in Bucharest, securing the safe travel of an official convoy as well as of the other participants to traffic’, reads the release.

‘The minister of interior was returning from an activity at an institution in the area of security and public order’, the release further notes.
The quoted source also says that, immediately after the accident, the official convoy stopped and called the ambulance to give first aid. The victim was then transported to the Bucharest University Emergency Hospital.

Regarding the marking of the hole, the Traffic Police says ‘there ere markings signalling the roadwork in the place where the accident occurred’. Regarding how they were posted, if they complied with the rules or not, that is to be determined during the investigation conducted by the Bucharest Tribunal Prosecutor’s Office who has started criminal investigations into the matter.

The Traffic Police officer who fell with his motorcycle in a giant pothole on a boulevard in Bucharest died at the University Hospital on Tuesday evening. The 28-year-old man arrived in a serious condition and the doctors tried to resuscitate him, without success. The accident took place in the Radio Palace area, on Stirbei Voda Boulevard. The policeman drove his motorcycle into a signalled giant pothole. Road construction works were taking place in the area.

Deputy Police Agent Bogdan Cosmin Gigina has been posthumously promoted to the rank of deputy police inspector. Bogdan Cosmin Gigina (28) was married and had been working for eight years for the Interior Ministry.

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