On September 22, 2021, a school bus and an UAZ vehicle collided on the Siberia Highway near the village of Kutulik, Irkutsk Oblast. There were 18 children in the bus, second, fourth and ninth graders, three adult attendants and the driver. As a result of the accident, a child born in 2011, the attendant, the bus driver and the UAZ driver were injured. They were taken to a medical facility for necessary care. Other children who were on the bus were sent for medical examination. The Irkutsk Regional Investigative Department of the Investigative Committee of Russia the Investigative Committee of Russia conducting an inquest into the fact, according to the crime stipulated by Part 1 Article 238 of the Criminal Code (rendering of services not meeting the safety requirements).
Investigators and police officers are currently working at the scene. The investigation will review the necessary technical documentation.
Chairman of Investigative Committee of Russia instructed the head of the Irkutsk Regional Investigative Department of the Investigative Committee of Russia Sitnikov A. V. to report on the verification activities. The progress of the inquiry is under supervision of the Central Office of the Investigative Committee.