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MAZ truck carrying 20 tons of sand overturned in Penza

14:00 | 09.09.2015 | Incidents

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Penza, 9 September 2015. PenzaNews. A MAZ truck carrying 20 tons of sand overturned on Zakharova street in Penza in the afternoon of Wednesday, September 9.

MAZ truck carrying 20 tons of sand overturned in Penza

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The driver of the truck Rushan Asanov described that he felt the truck stopped breaking when he was driving down the Mira street.

“I was afraid of hitting a pedestrian. […] So I ‘flopped’ it on the side to avoid it,” he explained.

The witnesses of the accident told PenzaNews agency that the truck took a sharp turn and nicked a Toyota Land Cruiser in front of him, along with a Kia Sephia on the opposite traffic lane.

Afterwards, the truck scraped three more cars before coming to a stop.

At the moment, the Zakharova street road is covered with a thick layer of sand.

The traffic police officers at the location are yet to gather all evidence and witness reports.

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