Driver of Bulgaria's Ill-Fated Bus Indicted over Fatal Crash

Crime | June 16, 2011, Thursday // 10:54
Driver of Bulgaria's Ill-Fated Bus Indicted over Fatal Crash: Driver of Bulgaria's Ill-Fated Bus Indicted over Fatal Crash The bus was travelling from Sofia to the Black Sea city of Burgas when the crash occurred. Photo by BGNES

The Regional Prosecutor's Office in the city of Plovdiv indicted the driver of the Enturtrans bus company, after the fatal crash on Bulgaria's Trakiya highway.

Under an order of the monitoring prosecutor, Svetoslav Dimitrov, 43, is to be held behind bars for 72 hours before facing the judge.

Dimitrov is charged with recklessly causing the death of more than one person which, according to the Penal Code, is punished by 5 to 15 years of jail time.

An Enturtrans bus, travelling from the capital Sofia to the Black Sea city of Burgas overturned on Trakiya highway, near the second largest city of Plovdiv, in the wee hours Wednesday, killing 8 and injuring 18, two of them in critical condition.

Meanwhile, the press center of the Plovdiv St. Georgi hospital informed Thursday 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 are scheduled to undergo surgery on Friday.

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

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