Artsakh Human Rights Defender Gegham Stepanyan wrote about the incident on his Facebook page.
On May 5, at around 13:00 pm, on the 24th km of the Martakert-Drmbon Road, a truck traveling as part of the Azerbaijani convoy, came out to the opposite side of the road and collided with a Renault Logan taxi service car of Artsakh registration, as a result of which the car rolled 12 meters into the gorge on the right side of the road.
There were 2 passengers in the car beside the driver. As a result of the preliminary examination, the passengers did not receive any bodily injuries. Material damage was caused to the taxi service company.
Based on the facts collected by the Human Rights Defender’s Staff, at the moment we can state:
• The Azerbaijani truck, seeing the possible collision could have stopped driving to avoid the crash, after which the taxi rolled into the gorge.
• After the collision, seeing that the taxi had rolled into the gorge, the Azerbaijani truck did not stop and kept driving.
• According to the taxi driver and the passengers, the taxi driver tried to avoid the collision but had no chance.
The law enforcement bodies of the Republic of Artsakh are conducting an investigation, but the above-mentioned circumstances prove the obvious intention to cause collision and damage.