Croatian Hit by Bulgarian Driver in Sofia, Dies

Society | March 22, 2009, Sunday // 12:56| Views: | Comments: 14
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Bulgaria: Croatian Hit by Bulgarian Driver in Sofia, Dies Police says the 20-year-old driver that caused the crash was driving at more than 200 kilometers per hour. Photo by BGNES

A Croatian national was killed and five more people were injured in a heavy crash in Sofia on Sunday morning.

The traffic accident was caused by an overspeeding BMW, which hurled itself into the opposite lane of boulevard "Brussels" and landed on a KIA.

The driver of the KIA, a 38-year-old Croatian national, died upon impact.

Police says the 20-year-old driver that caused the crash was driving at more than 200 kilometers per hour.


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SeniorR - 25 Mar 2009 // 01:16:46

I have some pictures from other bulgarian pages.
And I have a question.
So, your nick is MALTESE, and I know his story from Malta...have you maybe some kind of connection with that part of his life?

Ante, Split - 24 Mar 2009 // 23:00:12

SeniorR, my condolences.


DP - 24 Mar 2009 // 15:38:20


I apologise for my remark. Your comment was very appropriate.
I saw your comment posted on the "latest opinions" and assumed (wrongly) that it was in response to the post above.

Have a nice day! :-)

Ikky - 24 Mar 2009 // 13:34:38

Police says the 20-year-old driver that caused the crash was driving at more than 200 kilometers per hour...
Put the Jackass driver in Prison.

MALTESE - 24 Mar 2009 // 11:12:11

i would like to find some more pictures of the accident can anyone help

MALTESE - 24 Mar 2009 // 11:09:21

The croatian victim is legally married to a maltese lady and has 3 children

DP - 23 Mar 2009 // 20:16:55


I sincerely hope you are not a Bulgarian.
Such malice...

DP - 23 Mar 2009 // 20:10:13

Bog da prosti Goran. Vechna mu pamet.

Our condolences to his family.

SeniorR - 23 Mar 2009 // 19:53:11

Please accept my excuse for writing on croatian, but I'm sure the most of bulgarian people will understood.
Poginuli Hrvat je moj susjed, vrata do mojih, veliki prijatelj i dobroДЌinitelj Goran HegeduЕЎ iz Zagreba. Otac 4 djece.
Ante, ne brini - to je, naЕѕalost, na nama....

fishbrain - 23 Mar 2009 // 19:37:24

you forgot..

-son or relative of politician
-son or relative of senior administrator
-son or daughter of "someone" in the Police
-son or daughter of someone who had "property restituted"
-son or daughter of some ex/current-communist party member

there are so many 20'something both men and women driving expensive mercedes and bmw's they do not even turn heads anymore.. to turn heads now you need a Lamborghini or something similar..

zagreb - 23 Mar 2009 // 18:43:57

Name of the man is Goran H. He lived in Zagreb, was married for Bulgarian, had one small child.
He had his own company, was in well known in croatian construction bussines.
This is a big tragedy. We can't believe that this young man, full of energy is not with us any more.

snafu - 22 Mar 2009 // 20:46:28

Could also be the following:
~Gun-runner (Mutri)
~Mafiosi with business ties (Mutri), like an oligarch
~Other Mutri
~Chalga star

Regardless of the vehicle involved, it seems silly that these accidents would become big news in BG despite its high frequency: there has to be a stricter regime to screen people when testing drivers, and education for this test should emphasize safety (some questions to know before educators prepare a new curriculum: what types of people are getting into crashes? Is alcohol involved? Are people speeding and/or ignoring signs like speed limits? Others...)

Time for a collective re-education of the motoring public!

Ante, Split - 22 Mar 2009 // 19:39:14


I'm from Split, Croatia and I have a cousin that lives near Sofia. He is between 36 and 38 years old, and this article makes me really worried.

Can somebody help me with finding some more information about this accident.

I need to know the name of the croatian driver.

Please, help.

CJB - 22 Mar 2009 // 14:08:20

Alas, this kind of driving is alarmingly commonplace in BG. WTF is a 20 year old doing driving a beamer anyway? Running drugs?

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