The incident occurred June 17 at a railway crossing near the village Parkino Bessonovskogo district of the Penza region.
According to the press service of the Volga transport Prosecutor’s office driving a tractor “Belarus” was 42-the summer local resident. The man did not pay attention to the warning signals of a passenger train, and sent a car to the crossing, where was driving, going along the route “Vorkuta – Adler”.
Apparently, the driver initially was not going to slip in the last seconds – a few minutes before the train was to pass the crossing, he suddenly sent a tractor to RAM the locomotive. At a distance of 300 metres the driver of the train applied the emergency brake but could not avoid the collision. The driver of the tractor died, the locomotive of the train was damaged and was replaced at station Penza-1. None of the passengers on the train were not injured. It is known that the owner of the tractor was the victim.
At the scene went Penza traffic attorney.
Currently considered version of gross violation of traffic rules. There is a restoration of a railway crossing, also injured in the accident. In connection with the incident and conduct investigation.
Eyewitnesses of the tragedy say that the man was driving with his wife – allegedly transported the items to your new home. Before you stop at a crossing, the driver of the tractor dropped off the passenger, due to poor road conditions, and he went on alone. The woman continued to move on a passing car. According to some reports, the driver could have a heart attack, because of which he is not aware, sharply continued moving and collided with a train. Perhaps the man was drunk.
At the scene continue the work of the employees of the transport Prosecutor’s office and investigation team.
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