[FPSPACE] Cosmonaut Viktor Afanasyev injured in auto accident
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Sun Jun 20 16:00:08 EDT 2010
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Condition of road accident victims astronaut Afanas'eva stable heavy
To date, the state of the pilot-cosmonaut, Hero of the Soviet Union Viktor Afanasyev consistently heavy, a REGNUM correspondent reports News. According to the Minister of Health Kaluga Yuri Kondratiev, the patient was operated on.
"It was a difficult operation to suture a bleeding wound. There are fractures of the bones. As a result, all the events today, the patient's condition is stable. The normal hemodynamics, but there is a serious phenomenon which is called brain contusion and a common traumatic shock," - said Kondrat.
>From Kaluga in central suhinichskuyu District Hospital, where astronaut is in serious condition after the operation in the intensive care unit, left the brigade health neurosurgeons headed by chief surgeon of Nikolai Chernov. After visiting the patient specialists it was decided not to move until Afanas'eva the regional hospital.
As previously reported, on June 16 at 21:15 for 234 km of motorway M3: "Ukraine" in the area Meshchovsk driver Daewoo Matiz, a girl aged 29, resident of the Bryansk region, moving from Bryansk to Moscow, went into oncoming traffic to overtake and faced with a car "Volga", driven by Viktor Afanasyev.
As a result of an accident astronaut, Daewoo Matiz driver and two passengers foreign cars, as well as women 50 years and a child, a boy of 4 years, with injuries of varying severity were hospitalized in the city of CRH Sukhinichi. According to the Head of Information and Public Relations Department of Internal Affairs of the Kaluga region police colonel Svetlana Luba, Afanasyev was trapped in the cabin of the car. Emergency Situations Ministry had to use special equipment to extract the victim from the car. Now, as soon as the cosmonaut's health improves, and he will be transportable, it will forward to the medical institution of higher learning.
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