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A 32-year-old pregnant woman has died after being hit by a drunk and drugged driver. Now, an indictment against a 62-year-old resident of the Starachowice poviat has been filed with the District Court in Starachowice (Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship).

The pregnant woman died on September 1, 2022 on the national road No. 9 in Lubienia (Starachowice poviat). A woman and three other people, including two children, were hit by a 61-year-old Citroen driver driving towards Iłża. The man veered into the opposite lane and then onto the sidewalk where the injured were walking.

The car hit pedestrians, resulting in the death of a 32-year-old. A 27-year-old man was also injured. The children who were taken into the care of the family were not injured. The driver turned out to be drunk. He had over the legal alcohol limit on his breath.

A pregnant woman died in the accidentKP PSP Starachowice

– The examination carried out by the police immediately after the arrest made it possible to determine that the man was also under the influence of drugs – said Daniel Prokopowicz, spokesman for the District Prosecutor’s Office in Kielce.

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He ran away after the collision, caused the accident

The police determined that the man several minutes before the tragic accident in Lubienia, led to a collision in the neighboring town of Młynek and fled the scene.

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The prosecutor presented the suspect with two charges. The first concerned causation traffic accident resulting in death while intoxicated and under the influence of drugs, and the second driving a motor vehicle while intoxicated.

The district prosecutor in Starachowice, Eliza Juda, said that on Tuesday the District Court received an indictment in this case. The charge related to the death of a woman and her child was accompanied by a charge of hitting a man.

The 62-year-old perpetrator of the accident, who remains in custody, faces up to 12 years in prison.

Main photo source: KP PSP Starachowice

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