Ukraine Ambulance Struck By Train

Police say they believe the driver of the ambulance ignored a red light.


 
 

| Thursday, October 14, 2010


KIEV, Ukraine - For the second time in two days, police say a vehicle ignored a warning light at a railroad crossing in the Ukraine and was hit by a train in a fatal accident.

In Wednesday's crash, police say an ambulance was hit by a train outside Kiev, killing a pregnant woman and her husband it was carrying, and injuring the driver and a paramedic.

Police say they believe the driver of the ambulance ignored a red light and the siren of an oncoming train at the crossing.

On Tuesday a crash occurred in eastern Ukraine during which a train destroyed a bus whose driver had ignored a red light at another train crossing, killing 44 people.

Ukraine has a bad road safety record. Drivers routinely ignore traffic rules, while aging cars and roads are badly maintained.



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