Six people were killed in an accident involving a Тoyota Land Cruiser car driven by Polish Consul and a VAZ-2101 car.

The accident occurred on the Kiev-Chop motorway at 10.15 p.m. The Consular’s wife who was also in his car sustained a head trauma and was taken to a hospital. A criminal probe under Section 3 of Article 286 (Violation of traffic regulations or driving a vehicle) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine has been launched into the accident and investigation is currently ongoing.

Marcin Wojciechowski, the Polish Foreign Ministry’s Press Secretary, confirmed one of the Polish Consuls in Ukraine having had a car accident. According to him, the Polish Consul was not drunk at the time the accident occurred. The Consul stood no chance of avoiding collision because the other vehicle, which was driven by a 18-year old young adult, had no lights on and suddenly appeared in front of his car.