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Police find violations in company whose employee caused major traffic accident in Gulbene

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUDuring an inspection at ADZT, the company whose employee had caused a terrible traffic accident that killed three people in Gulbene last week, Latvian State Police uncovered multiple violations.

Police also continue their investigation of the tragic accident.

Traffic Supervisory Department of State Police and State Labour Inspection launched an inspection of the company in order to find out if employees of the company follow strict regulations that govern transports. The inspection yielded multiple violations related to records of employed drivers’ leisure and work hours and storage of other documents.

Police have launched a criminal process in relation to the terrible tragedy in Gulbene. The driver responsible for the accident has been put under police supervision, as reported by State Police.

On Wednesday, 26 August, a MAZ truck owned by some company in Smiltene had switched from one road to a main road and did not give way to an Audi 100 – driven by the victim. This resulted in the aforementioned tragedy.

The light vehicle was completely wrecked in the accident and the truck ended up in a ditch.

In an interview to Latvijas Radio, State Police representative Ilze Ungure noted that it is too soon to consider the cause of the collision – the investigation will determine that. But even now it is clear that no traces of alcohol were found in either of the two drivers involved in the accident. However, police have found out that the driver of the truck had no driver’s licence.

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