IRKUTSK, 5 Mar – RIA Novosti. The tram, which had failed brakes, rammed nine cars in Irkutsk on the morning of March 5, the press service of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the Irkutsk Region reported. Zvezdinskaya tram damaged two passenger cars, and later collided with seven other vehicles on the descent, “the message says.
Traffic police officers in Irkutsk are dealing with the circumstances of a major accident. According to the mayor's office, one person applied for medical help.
The head of Irkutsk Ruslan Bolotov instructed to check the technical condition of the entire rolling stock of MUP “Gorelectrotrans” and work out the issue of compensation for damage to the victims. It is known that the carriage has been on the line since 2009. It was driven by a class 2 driver, who is assigned when driving a tram not earlier than after three years of continuous work.