Ignoring the light signals of the traffic system, the young driver proceeded through the intersection against a red signal, colliding with a legally moving
Ignoring the light signals of the traffic system, the young driver proceeded through the intersection against a red signal, colliding with a legally moving "BMW 520" driven by a 28-year-old citizen of Burgas (Image Courtesy-Google)

Burgas, Bulgaria: On January 15 at around 11:02 p.m. at the intersection of “San Stefano” and “Stefan Stambolov” streets in Burgas, a 19-year-old driver ran a red light, resulting in a collision that sent a 17-year-old passenger to the hospital, according to police reports.

The driver, a resident of Burgas with only six months of driving experience, was behind the wheel of a “Ford Ka” with Burgas registration.

Ignoring the light signals of the traffic system, the young driver proceeded through the intersection against a red signal, colliding with a legally moving “BMW 520” driven by a 28-year-old citizen of Burgas.

The repercussions of this reckless decision were immediate and severe. The 17-year-old passenger in the “Ford” bore the brunt of the impact, sustaining injuries that necessitated medical attention.

Admitted to the “Neurosurgery” department at UMBAL I Burgas, the young man is reported to have suffered a non-life-threatening concussion.

The incident serves as a stark reminder of the potential consequences of negligent driving, particularly among young and less-experienced motorists.

The collision underscores the importance of adhering to traffic regulations and respecting the signals of the traffic light system.

Authorities have not yet disclosed whether alcohol or other substances played a role in the incident, but an investigation is underway to determine the exact circumstances surrounding the collision.

Local law enforcement has diligently addressed the incident, emphasizing the need for responsible driving behaviour.

The 19-year-old driver may face legal consequences for disregarding traffic signals, putting himself, his passengers, and others on the road at risk.

This unfortunate event shakes the community in Burgas, and it serves as a sad reminder for young and seasoned drivers alike about the importance of prioritizing road safety.

As the investigation unfolds, the authorities will seek to establish accountability for the incident and promote road safety awareness within the community.

 

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