The police, under the supervision of the prosecutor’s office, explain the circumstances of the accident on the S8 expressway near Pabianice (Łódź Voivodeship), in which a 28-year-old policeman on duty was killed. According to preliminary findings, the officer in charge of the official motorcycle lost control of the vehicle and then fell. – It is possible that the fall was caused by a strong gust of wind – informed tvn24.pl, spokesman of the Łódź district prosecutor’s office Krzysztof Kopania.
The accident took place on Thursday (14 July) after 3 p.m. on the 214th kilometer of the S8 route between the Róża and Pabianice Południe junctions, near the village of Pawlikowice. – According to the findings so far, no other vehicle was involved in the accident except a motorcycle, which was used by a 28-year-old policeman – said in four in the afternoon Deputy Commissioner Ilona Sidorko from the Pabianice Police
Findings of the prosecutor’s office
– As it was established, the policeman was driving on the express road to Pabianice. On one part of the road he passed noise barriers, a moment later he lost control of the motorcycle and fell over. The man hit his head on a metal railing, he died on the spot – Krzysztof Kopania, spokesman for the Łódź district prosecutor’s office, informed on Friday.
He added: – The immediate cause of the death of the 28-year-old is to be known after an autopsy, preliminary findings indicate that there was a serious head injury. We also want to check whether any sudden health events in a man contributed to the loss of control of the motorcycle – Kopania said.
The cause of the accident was a gust of wind?
– It is possible that weather conditions caused the motorcycle to overturn, i.e. a strong gust of wind, when the policeman left the section of the road covered with noise barriers. There was an expert in the field of road traffic on the spot, the motorcycle will be the subject of detailed examinations in terms of technical condition – concluded Krzysztof Kopania, spokesman of the Łódź prosecutor’s office.
Police: cheerful, smiling, serving people
As the Łódź police informed on its website, staff sergeant Jakub Opieczyński served in the police for eight years, most recently in the traffic department of the Pabianice poviat headquarters. He has been passionate about motorcycles for years. “We will all remember him primarily as a good man. A cheerful, smiling policeman serving people. His tragic death is a great loss not only for his relatives, but the entire police environment. He will always remain in our memory” – we read on the website of the provincial police headquarters in the boat.
The accident happened on the S8 expressway near the village of Pawlikowice
Main photo source: GDDKiA in Łódź / Łódź Police