Driver in latest railroad crossing accident was intoxicated

The driver of a car hit by a train at a railway crossing near Vrnjacka Banja on Monday morning was under the influence of alcohol, says Zorana Mihajlovic.

Source: Tanjug

Mihajlovic, who is in charge of transport, construction, and infrastructure in the Serbian government, was responding to questions from journalist in Belgrade when she made the statement.

The 21-year-old driver, the sole occupant of the car, escaped without visible injuries, Tanjug reported, adding that he was under medical observation.

The crossing where the accident happened does not have a boom barrier, but does have vertical road signs.

The accident comes only days after five people were killed when a train collided with a bus at a crossing near the town of Nis.

There was no boom barrier installed at this crossing either. Mihajlovic said that responsibility or the deadly accident was most likely "individual" - i.e., the result of "human error."


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