Reporters learned from Lanzhou traffic police department that a Liaoning semi-trailer pulling tower cranes traveled along Lanhai Expressway from south to North on the evening of the 3rd. After 17 kilometers of downhill section, it traveled 50 meters away from Lanzhou South Toll Station. It collided with vehicles waiting to pay for traffic, causing major road traffic accidents. As of 4, 5 hours, the accident has caused 15 deaths and 44 people were injured, including 10 seriously injured. 31 cars were damaged. The driver was slightly injured. After the incident, he was immediately under the control of the public security organ. He is currently under investigation. According to his own account, the vehicle was out of control due to continuous downhill and brake failure.
After the accident, Lanzhou public security, fire protection and medical departments rushed to the scene to rescue, and the main leaders of Gansu Province led the provincial and municipal departments to rush to the scene to command and deal with the emergency. The Ministry of public security and emergency management department also formed a working group to rush to Lanzhou overnight.
Gansu Provincial Committee and Provincial Government held the Lanhai Highway Traffic Accident Disposal Site Meeting on the night of March 3, requesting Gansu Provincial Public Security Department to investigate the similar situation in the whole province. Gansu Provincial Security Committee should immediately issue a notice to strengthen driver safety awareness education, especially in winter highway, dangerous road section safety driving requirements.
The cause of the accident is being investigated as soon as possible.
15 people died in a major car accident in Lanzhou. The driver reported braking failure.
At about 19:21 on November 3, 2018, Liaoning Province driver Li Feng drove Liao AK4481 heavy semi-trailer tractor along Lanhai Expressway from south to north, and drove down 17 kilometers to 50 meters away from Lanzhou South Toll Station, causing a major road traffic accident. So far, 15 people have died, 44 people have been injured (including the driver of the accident suffered minor injuries), and 31 vehicles have been damaged to varying degrees. The driver was reported to be under the control of the public security organ and was under investigation.