Romanian Driver Suspected for Bulgaria Deadly Highway Chain Crash

Society | August 19, 2013, Monday // 20:58|  views

A chain crash between a heavy truck and passenger cars at the Yana Station near Bulgarian capital Sofia has left at least two persons killed and five others injured. Photo by BGNES

A Romanian driver of a long vehicle truck, who fell asleep or exceeded the speed limit, is believed to have triggered the hellish chain crash on Hemus highway in Bulgaria Monday, which killed 2, police said.

The crash took the life of two men at the age of 55 and 64 years.

Five citizens have been injured and are accommodated in hospitals in the Bulgarian capital Sofia, located near the Bulgarian village of Yana where the accident took place.

The chain crash occurred Monday morning at the Yana road junction near Sofia involving a TIR truck with a Romanian registration plate carrying oil, which bumped headlong into a number of cars which had slowed down, anticipating the traffic jam.

The signal about the traffic accident at the Hemus Highway near the village of Yana in the direction of Sofia was received at around 11 am on Monday.

The chain car crash cancelled the official ceremony for the opening of the Yana road junction connecting the Hemus Highway to Sofia Ring Road.

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Tags: Hemus Highway, Road Infrastructure Agency, Transport Minister, Danail Papazov, traffic accident, car crash, sofia, Yana, ring road


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