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The District Prosecutor’s Office in Bielsk Podlaski informed that the mother of a 3.5-year-old child who died in an accident in early February was charged with causing a fatal accident. The investigation revealed that the woman was driving while under the influence of alcohol.

The incident took place on February 1 on the national road No. 19 between Bielsk Podlaski and Siemiatycze near the village of Dziecinne (Podlaskie). Three cars collided there, resulting in the death of a 3.5-year-old child traveling with her mother.

Three cars collided. A three-year-old child is dead, two people are injured

According to preliminary information, the driver of a Lexus car, for unknown reasons, veered into the opposite lane, where her car collided with a Citroen, and then with a Chrysler. One of these cars was a delivery truck, firefighters had to use specialist equipment to free the driver trapped inside.

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The woman had almost twice the legal limit of alcohol

As the head of the District Prosecutor’s Office in Bielsk Podlaski informed on Monday afternoon, prosecutor Adam Naumczuk, the findings show that the woman drove to the opposite lane, first hit the side of the Citroen, and then collided head-on with the Chrysler.

“The woman has been charged with causing a fatal accident,” Naumchuk said. He said that the woman was driving the car under the influence of alcohol, in the exhaled air she had nearly two per mille of alcohol. He added that the suspect admitted to the act, including drinking alcohol before driving the car.

The prosecutor said that the allegation regarding the health of the driver with whom the woman collided head-on remains an open case. He added that for now these are bodily injuries over seven days of hospitalization, but – as he said – it may turn into a charge of serious bodily injury. “We have to wait for the treatment of this man,” he added.

Main photo source: KW PSP Bialystok

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