Reporters asked the press Secretary of Russian President Dmitry Peskov to comment on the circumstances of the accident near Murmansk with the participation of the commander of the airborne troops of Andrei Serdyukov in which civilians were killed, the driver of the car.
According to “Interfax”, the journalists wanted to know whether the Kremlin to deal with this situation and ask the question of why the motorcade of the commander of the airborne troops left on “oncoming traffic line” in the context of “reputational” aspects of the behaviour of top officials. However, the press Secretary of the Russian leader actually has left from the answer.
“An absurd question. In the Kremlin are engaged in the issues of road safety and analysis of road traffic fatalities?” – said Sands with a question.
Earlier MKRU reported that the accident occurred on 15 September in Murmansk region on the highway “Kola”. The minibus Volkswagen Caravelle with the commander of the airborne troops Colonel-General Andrey Serdyukov, who was injured in the spine and head, were major-General Vladimir Kochetkov, Colonel Oleg Smykowski and Sergeant Andrew Batyrev.
According to the defense Ministry civilian driver, the owner of the car, lost control, drove into the oncoming lane and crashed into a van with the military. As a result, the driver of the car died, and were with him a woman and two teenagers hospitalized.
The media noted that the recent online video shows how the military motorcade overtook a passing car and that was crossing a solid line marking. At the moment of collision the driver of the car Chevrolet moving in the opposite direction, also made overtaking and also sent your car to the breakdown lane.
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