- Four dead and dozens injured – this is the punishment received by the driver who was convicted of causing the worst accident in the history of the Soarelui highway, Bucharest – Constanta!
- The accident occurred on November 5, 2016, and according to investigators, 30 cars, two minibuses and a truck were involved in the accident.
- In this horrific accident, 60 people were involved, 41 were taken to hospitals, and 16 others refused to be transferred.
- It should be noted that in addition to the ruling, the court ordered the civil parties to award approximately 1.5 million lei and 154,000 euros, in moral compensation – the equivalent of the lei at the exchange rate of BNR from the date of payment.
A wave of indignation after the judges’ first verdict in the case of the worst accident in the history of Soarelui Autostrada, Bucharest – Constanta. The tragedy occurred on November 5, 2016, and involved 30 cars, two minibuses and a truck. 60 people were involved in the accident, 41 were taken to hospitals, and 16 others refused to be transferred. Unfortunately, four people died.
In the first instance, the Lehliu Gora court sentenced the driver, who was convicted of this accident, to two years in prison and five months suspended.
The decision of the Lehliu-Gară Court was appealed to the Supreme Court, i.e. Bucharest Court of Appeal, by all parties to the file.
In justifying the sentencing decision, the judges of the Lehleu-Garau Court held, among other things, that “in determining the duration of the sentence, the court took into account the general criteria for individualizing the prevailing punishment. From Art. 74-NCP, respectively, the seriousness of the offenses and the seriousness of the offenses.” The accused, taking into account the following criteria: the nature of the crimes – acts committed negligently, the manner and circumstances of the acts being committed – during the day, in conditions of thick fog, on a partially wet road, several collisions occur – such as “Carambol”, identifying 32 damaged cars (4 dead, 50 more people injured), accident characteristic – in almost all cases, cars in front of them hit head-on, being hit simultaneously or sequentially, several times, by vehicles behind them, which determines the formation of a monolith and change of course After each effect, not adapting the speed to the condition of the road, and not keeping a sufficient distance from the car that was traveling in front of it, which led to a traffic accident that resulted in the death of two people and the injury of three others, in the social impact represented by these facts, which affects the lives of Or the safety of the body or The health of the person or the defendant (…), according to the National Jurisprudence Portal.
It should be noted that in addition to the ruling, iInstanța ordered the civil parties to award approximately 1.5 million lei and 154,000 euros, in moral compensation – the equivalent of the lei at the exchange rate of BNR from the date of payment.
Through Indictment No. No. 561 / P / 2016 of 01.07.2021 issued by the Prosecutor’s Office attached to the Court of Calerace, the prosecutors decided to refer the defendant (DS) absolutely to the court for crimes: “involuntary manslaughter”, formerly. of art. 192 paragraph. 2 and 3 NCP and “Negligence Bodily Injury” prev. of art. 196 paragraph. 2, 3 and 4 NCP, both with art application. 38 paragraph. 2 point of contact.
In the court file, the plaintiffs showed, among other things, that on the morning of 05.11.2016, while driving a Mercedes minibus, a Benz Sprinter model, km. 66 + 824 m, against the background of not adapting the travel speed to the conditions of forward visibility (very low – dense fog), the defendant crashed into a group of vehicles consisting of a tractor and a semi-trailer.
The investigators showed that a group of cars had stopped in front of him in the same lane.
The accident killed two people, as well as injuring three other bodily victims (all passengers of the minibus).
Prosecutors also said that the minibus was moving on the A2 route, in the first lane, at a speed unsuitable for road conditions, in conditions of low visibility, a succession of fog alternating in intensity, so that at a certain moment, in a kilometer area. 66, the defendant was surprised by the presence of a semi-trailer (part of the group of vehicles consisting of a DAF tractor and a SCHMITZ semi-trailer loaded with sunflower seeds), which was on the first track, in front of him, whose speed was close to zero.
Although he suddenly braked, the defendant violently entered with the front of the minibus behind the semi-trailer, and it was necessary to move the group to facilitate the landing.
After the specific investigations were completed, judicial sources announced, to ZIUA de Constanța, that the driver referred to the court is accused of the death of two out of the four who lost their lives in this accident.
In the second group of cars, which were involved in the accident, the driver of the minibus was convicted, who did not adapt the speed to the road conditions, namely, the conditions of thick fog and got into a frontal collision with the rear of the road. The train, which managed to stop without hitting another group of cars involved in the accident, is in front of it.
According to investigators, in the first part of the collection, it was not possible to establish the guilt of some people responsible for the deaths of two victims. (They died in two different cars.)
“The responsibility of two people who could have been employed did not lead to their prosecution, because the victim did not file a complaint. It was the fault of someone who was driving at low speed in lane No. 2. The car was the first in all this insanity. In this case, both experts confirmed that he was traveling At a slower speed in the second lane. And the fault of the one who collided with this car (the second) who did not cover the legal distance from the car in front of him and because of that he could not stop. These two guilts were proven by both experts. In the second car was a victim who did not file a complaint. After that, The second car hits all the other cars coming from behind. They all crashed into this car. One cannot undo anyone’s fault, among those who hit each other. Some even manage to stop without hitting themselves, but they hit five or six times from behind by other cars. In this way, the death of the two victims in the first accident also occurred, ”as the judicial sources of ZIUA de Constanța announced.
Documentation source / motivation The National Portal of Jurisprudence – rejust.ro
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