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12-year-old dies in police car crash

By M.ZOLJARGAL

A 12-year-old girl was killed by a police car on Wednesday morning at Tavan Buudal Road in Sukhbaatar District.
The victim was on her way to school and jaywalked when the police car, registered in Selenge Province’s Saikhan soum, hit her while driving in oncoming traffic with its emergency lights and siren on, as the other lane was packed.
Saikhan soum Police Department commented, “We have received a report that our police officer was involved in a car crash in Ulaanbaatar while he was on duty.”
An ambulance immediately arrived at the scene but the victim died on impact.
The Traffic Crime Registration and Investigation Division interrogated the police officer driving the vehicle. “I was driving in the opposite lane at 65 kilometers per hour. I tried, but couldn’t stop the car when the child appeared from the side all of a sudden,” he said, during the interview.
The road on which the accident occurred previously had fences to prevent jaywalking, but some of the fences were stolen or damaged.
There was a pedestrian crossing 40 meters away from the accident scene, reported the prosecutor’s office.
Unuudur also received a report that a 19-year-old girl was killed when a heavy duty truck with faulty brakes hit and ran over a ger. The truck was parked on a steep road when the brakes broke down reportedly due to the driver’s poor safety regulations practice.

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