The prefect of Olt county, Mario De Mezzo, reacted on Friday after the personal car he had lent to his head of the Chancellery caught fire in traffic. He wrote in a Facebook post that he refuses to believe it was just an unfortunate accident, “even though many suggest otherwise.”
“The most important news of the day is that no one was injured in the accident that is already being reported by all the media. I have publicly stated that I refuse to believe that it was any other cause than an unfortunate accident, even though many suggest otherwise. I hope no one can go that far, but I can’t help but be concerned when too many of you are considering this scenario. That says a lot about them. And because I would like to stop any embarrassing attempt to transform what could be a tragedy into gross misinformation, you have in the pictures my RCA (valid) and ITP (valid). In an ideal world, those who started these lies should apologize, but I certainly have no such expectations,” wrote prefect Mario De Mezzo.
Friday morning, on DN 54, at the entrance to the town of Vlădila, the prefect’s personal car, driven by his head of the Chancellery, caught fire. As a result of the fire, no one was injured, but the interior of the car was damaged.
“From the first checks, the police established the fact that a 36-year-old woman from Bucharest, while driving a car on National Road 65, at the entrance to Vlădila commune, from Olt county, noticed that the car caught fire and stopped on the side of the roadway, calling the Single Emergency Service 112. Also, firefighters from the Caracal Detachment, within the Olt Emergency Situations Inspectorate, intervened on the scene with a special fire truck and a SMURD crew.
As a result of the event, no human casualties were recorded, only material damage was caused. The police officers are conducting investigations to establish exactly all the circumstances in which the event occurred, a criminal file being drawn up under the aspect of committing the crime of culpable destruction”, stated the representatives of the Olt County Police Inspectorate.
The fire was extinguished by firefighters. When the firemen arrived, the car was on fire.
According to the representatives of the Inspectorate for Emergency Situations (ISU) Olt, the probable cause of the fire is a short circuit. “A car burned, in proportion to 90%, at the entrance to Vlădila commune, most likely due to a short circuit. The firefighters of the Caracal Detachment intervened to manage the event, with a special fire truck and a SMURD crew.
When the crews arrived, the car was on fire, and the woman who was behind the wheel at the time of the fire was outside the car, without any signs of trauma. She was medically assisted by the SMURD crew and refused transport to the hospital”, informed the representatives of ISU Olt.
Editor : C.L.B.