The trial has started regarding the road accident in which former MP and head of the Radom Sanitary and Epidemiological Station, Lucyna Wiśniewska, died. The 59-year-old man accused of causing the accident pleads not guilty.
It was read at the first hearing indictment. A 59-year-old resident of Opatów (Świętokrzyskie) was accused of intentional violation of road safety rules. According to investigators, a man driving a Volvo car performed an illegal overtaking maneuver at a marked intersection, driving at an excessive speed of 151 km per hour, which led to a collision with a properly moving Mercedes driven by Lucyna Wiśniewska.
Arkadiusz Guza, spokesman for the District Court in Radom, informed PAP that the 59-year-old did not plead guilty to the act he was accused of and refused to provide explanations. He only answered questions from his defense attorney. – The accused expressed regret and remorse regarding the accident – said the spokesman. The charged offense is punishable by up to eight years in prison.
Head of the Sanitary and Epidemiological Station, doctor, MP
A tragic accident occurred on October 30, 2022 on national road No. 9 in Modrzejowice, near Skaryszew (Masovian Voivodeship). The head of the Radom Sanitary and Epidemiological Station, Lucyna Wiśniewska, died there. She was a neurologist. In the 1990s, she held, among others, the function of provincial doctor of the Radom Voivodeship. Later, she became deputy director of the Masovian Public Health Center in Warsaw and Radom. Until 2005, she held the position of deputy director for treatment at the Provincial Specialist Hospital in Radom.
She was one of the co-founders of the Radom organization Environmental Initiative and was active in the Catholic Association of Polish Doctors. In the 2005 parliamentary elections, she was elected to the Sejm of the 5th term from the Law and Justice party list from the Radom district. On April 27, 2007, she joined the Right of the Republic of Poland.
Lucyna Wiśniewska was posthumously awarded the Knight’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta and the Bene Merenti Civitas Radomiensis medal.
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