Baku–Gazakh motorway minibus crash

The Baku–Gazakh motorway minibus crash occurred on November 4, 2007 at about 22:30 local time (18:30 UTC) in the Qaradağ Raion[1] of Baku, Azerbaijan, on the 51st kilometre of Baku–Gazakh motorway. The crash became the country's worst road accident of the decade.[2]

Baku–Gazakh motorway minibus crash
Date22:30 AZT, November 4, 2007
LocationBakuGazakh motorway, Azerbaijan
VehiclesKamaz truck

A Mercedes-Benz minibus, carrying twenty persons on their way back from a wedding, slammed into a parked Kamaz truck, laden with stones. Fourteen people including the driver died (according to Prosecutor of Qaradağ Raion Tariel Gurbanov, four of them were children and six were women) and four were injured. The injured were taken to a military hospital in Ələt.[3] The Qaradağ police office instituted a criminal proceeding on article 263.3 (violating traffic rules and usage of vehicles, causing death of two or more persons) of the Criminal Code of Azerbaijan.

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  1. ^ "Road accident kills 14 after wedding in Azerbaijan". International Herald Tribune. Retrieved 2007-11-06.
  2. ^ Крупнейшая за 10 лет авария произошла в Азербайджане (in Russian). Retrieved 2007-11-06.
  3. ^ "Road accident in Azerbaijan kills 14 and injures 4 people from a family". APA. Archived from the original on 2011-07-21. Retrieved 2007-11-06.