The tractor cab was completely crushed. It was in a ditch, covered with aggregate. As for the passenger car, as a result of the impact, the engine was in the place where the driver should have been – reported the press officer of the Minsk fire brigade, Kamil Płochocki. In the accident at the national “50” in Grębiszewo, four people died, including two children. The prosecutor’s office initiated an investigation and appeals to witnesses for car camera recordings.
On the national “50” in Grębiszewo on Monday morning there was a head-on collision of a Toyota and a truck transporting aggregate. A family from Otwock poviat traveled in a passenger car: a 34-year-old mother, a 5-year-old girl, a 9-year-old boy, managed by a 39-year-old father. Only a woman survived the accident and was taken to hospital in a critical condition. A 55-year-old truck driver, a resident of the Białystok poviat, also died.
– We are talking about preliminary arrangements all the time. They indicate that the driver of the passenger car at some point turned into the opposite lane, then a collision with the truck occurred. There are many indications that the truck driver did everything to avoid this event. Unfortunately, it did not work – said Commissioner Sylwester Marczak, spokesman for the Warsaw Police Headquarters on Monday.
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“The action was very demanding”
As reported by firefighters, all participants in the accident were trapped in vehicles. – Firefighters immediately started accessing the injured with the use of hydraulic tools. Unfortunately, only the passenger of the passenger car gave the signs of life. In the remaining four cases, after the evacuation, the doctor declared death – described in an interview with the editorial office of “Fakt” TVN, senior captain Kamil Płochocki from the fire brigade in Mińsk Mazowiecki.
As he reported, eight fire brigades participated in the activities at the climax of the rescue operation. – With this type of incidents, the rescue actions of firefighters are put to a severe test. Incidents involving children are characterized by high levels of stress, he explained.
– The action was very demanding also due to the condition of the bodies of the damaged vehicles. The tractor cab was completely crushed. It was in a ditch, covered with aggregate. As for the passenger car, the engine was in the place where the driver should be as a result of the impact – he said. He explained that this meant that the length of the vehicle had been shortened to about three-quarters.
He also added that there had been no similar tragedies in this area before. – We were surprised that the collision took place in such a place. It’s a straight stretch of road. The weather conditions were perfect, the sun was shining – he noted.
Also, a spokesman for the Warsaw police admitted that Monday’s accident was an event “hard to pass by indifferently”. – Whenever we work at the scene of accidents, homicides or other incidents, we are most affected by those where children are killed. Remember that children have the least influence on what happened in any event. That is why we should remember who we are carrying and what is our priority: a great vacation or a safe journey – said Marczak.
They used a 3D scanner
The District Prosecutor’s Office in Mińsk Mazowiecki initiated an investigation into article 177 paragraph 2 of the Criminal Code, which concerns a fatal road accident. As the district prosecutor Marek Sęktas informed, the interrogation of witnesses is underway. So far, thanks to the help of the Military Police in Mińsk Mazowiecki, cars have been inspected using a special 3D scanner. The prosecutor explained that “this device enables precise measurements of all parameters and their visual representation”.
A more detailed inspection of the tractor unit and Toyota was also commissioned. Their purpose is, inter alia, to determine any previous damage that may have led to an accident.
Sęktas said that the autopsies of the victims of the accident will be carried out within the next two days.
– If someone had a recording of the accident, please contact the prosecutor’s office. It would certainly contribute to an objective explanation of the causes of this event – he said.
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