Lasnamäe elder: Laagna Road needs speed cameras

The Laagna Road cutting at the Kadriorg end of the route.
The Laagna Road cutting at the Kadriorg end of the route. Source: Siim Lõvi /ERR

Lasnamäe district mayor Vladimir Svet has said Tallinn's Laagna Road needs speed cameras following a serious accident which killed two people on Saturday.

Svet said (Center): "This tragedy should make us think about how to make the main highway of East Tallinn, or Laagna Road, safer."

Svet said that the circumstances of what happened are still being clarified, but on the basis of the current information, it can be concluded the main causes of the accident were speeding and a dangerous manoeuvre.

"As the speed limit on Laagna Road is regularly violated, I see no other effective way to solve this problem than to install cameras on the road," Svet said.

He added the safety of Laagna Road needs a comprehensive analysis, which would help to find additional ways to ensure traffic safety.  

On Saturday, the alarm center received a call at 6:38 p.m. reporting a collision involving four passenger vehicles on Laagna Road.

A pedestrian was killed and six people were injured. A second person, one of the drivers of the cars, died in hospital on Sunday.

The Police and Border Guard Board is asking anyone who witnessed the traffic accident to call 112 or write to [email protected].

Over the weekend, Two people died in two different traffic accidents in Tallinn and neighboring Viimsi on Saturday evening, one of them a pedestrian waiting for a bus in the residential district of Lasnamäe, who was hit by one of the cars involved in the collision.

A third person was killed in Saku, near Tallinn, early on Sunday morning, after losing control of a vehicle and hitting an under-construction bridge.

On Sunday afternoon, a fourth person, driver of one of the vehicles in the Lasnamäe accident, died in hospital. 


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