Driver of Bulgaria's Ill-Fated Bus Released on Bail

Crime | June 17, 2011, Friday // 17:06
Bulgaria: Driver of Bulgaria's Ill-Fated Bus Released on Bail The bus was travelling from Sofia to the Black Sea city of Burgas when the crash occurred. Photo by BGNES

The driver of the Enturtrans bus company, who was behind the wheel at the time of the fatal crash on Bulgaria's Trakiya highway early on Wednesday, has been released on bail.

Svetoslav Dimitrov, 43, has been charged with recklessly causing the death of more than one person which, according to the Penal Code, is punished with imprisonment from 5 to 15 years.

Prosecutors have ruled that he is not likely to hide or commit another crime. He has been released on bail of BGN 5,000 and can not leave the country.

An Enturtrans bus, travelling from the capital Sofia to the Black Sea city of Burgas overturned and burst into flames on Trakiya highway, near the second largest city of Plovdiv, in the wee hours Wednesday, killing 8 and injuring 20, two of them in critical condition.

Meanwhile, the press center of the Plovdiv St. Georgi hospital informed on Friday that the condition of eight of the injured is improving and their lives are out of danger.

The only one remaining in critical condition is Albena Samuilova, 46, listed in the hospital in the Black Sea city of Burgas with severe head trauma and on life-support.

Two other injured passengers – an 18-year-old girl and a 21-year-old man underwent successfully surgeries on Friday.

Thursday was declared a Day of Mourning in Bulgaria for the victims of the crash.

We need your support so Novinite.com can keep delivering news and information about Bulgaria! Thank you!

Crime » Be a reporter: Write and send your article
Tags: Ivaylo, Moskovski, transport, minister, Enturtrans, license, day of mourning, traffic accident, bus, Burgas, Plovdiv, Trakiya Highway, dead, injured
Advertisement
Advertisement
Expats.bg All Are Welcome! Join Now!
Bulgaria news Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) is unique with being a real time news provider in English that informs its readers about the latest Bulgarian news. The editorial staff also publishes a daily online newspaper "Sofia Morning News." Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) and Sofia Morning News publish the latest economic, political and cultural news that take place in Bulgaria. Foreign media analysis on Bulgaria and World News in Brief are also part of the web site and the online newspaper. News Bulgaria