The obstruction caused significant disruption to travel plans, inconveniencing countless commuters and tourists alike
The obstruction caused significant disruption to travel plans, inconveniencing countless commuters and tourists alike

Burgas, Bulgaria: A tumultuous scene unfolded on the bustling streets near the Sea Garden of Burgas today. A car overturned on the “24th Black Sea Infantry Regiment” street around 2:30 PM yesterday.

The incident, which brought traffic to a standstill, was caused by a 36-year-old woman, a resident of Burgas originally from Pernik, who was reportedly distracted by her phone while behind the wheel.

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According to reports from BNT, the driver’s attention was diverted when her cell phone rang, prompting her to attempt to retrieve it. However, in her effort to locate the device, it slipped between the pedals of her car.

Rather than pulling over safely, she continued to drive, searching for her phone. Regrettably, this distraction led to her losing control of the vehicle, resulting in a collision with several parked cars and ultimately causing her car to overturn.

Thankfully, despite the severity of the accident, there were no reported injuries. Furthermore, subsequent tests conducted by the authorities revealed that the driver was not under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of the incident.

However, the repercussions of the accident were felt far beyond the immediate vicinity, as the main thoroughfare from Burgas to the northern resorts remained completely blocked for hours.

The obstruction caused significant disruption to travel plans, inconveniencing countless commuters and tourists alike.

In the aftermath of the incident, social media users took to platforms such as the “Catastrophes Bulgaria” Facebook group to share their reactions. Among the comments under photos of the scene, there was a mix of incredulity and dark humour.

One commenter quipped, “Today there are magnetic storms – some on the ceiling, some on the guardrail…,” highlighting the chaotic nature of the situation. Another comment, “Is she blonde?” alluded to stereotypes about distracted driving.

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Meanwhile, a more pointed inquiry asked, “Did she call the missed call later, do you know?” reflecting on the irony of the situation.

This incident serves as a stark reminder of the dangers posed by distracted driving. As authorities work to clear the wreckage and restore normalcy to the affected area, it’s imperative that drivers remain vigilant and prioritize safety behind the wheel.

Let this serve as a cautionary tale for all motorists: a moment of distraction can have far-reaching consequences on the road.

 

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