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 Truck, city shuttle, bus collided in Mariupol: 16 people suffered, nine hospitalized. PHOTOS

Today at 7:37 a.m., at the intersection of Kuprina and Mytropolytska (Karla Libknekhta) Streets, a serious traffic accident occurred, involving a city shuttle, a bus, and a truck.

Censor.NET reports referring to Mariupol city website.

According to witnesses, a city shuttle No. 153 was turning from Mytropolytska Street and failed to give way to a truck that was moving along the main Kuprina Street. Truck's driver attempted to escape the accident. He managed to avoid a head-on collision - the truck hit the shuttle on a side. However, another crash followed - a suburban bus hit the shuttle on its front.

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The passengers have received moderate injuries, witnesses say.

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As of 9:20 a.m., 16 people are reported to have suffered in the accident. Seven of them received minor injuries and refused hospitalization after medical examination and treatment.

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Nine people have been taken to city hospitals with concussions, head injuries, body, face, and chest bruises, fractures of arms and jaws. No children have been reported among those suffered.

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None of the drivers, including that of the shuttle, were injured.

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As previously reported, since the beginning of the year until May 31, 2016, 60,220 traffic accidents had been registered in Ukraine, in which 12,530 people received injuries and 1,178 died.
 
 
 
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