Car crash kills three and injures Georgian rugby players
22 July, 2016
Car crash kills three and injures Georgian rugby players
A car accident took place yesterday, injuring Georgian rugby players with their wives and taking lives of three. The health condition of Georgian National Rugby Team member Merab Kvirikashvili, who was seriously injured, has stabilized and as for another rugby player Giorgi Lominadze, the doctors say his condition is still very poor. The car in which Georgian rugby players were traveling collided with another car on the Kutaisi-Samtredia bypass road. The crash resulted in three deaths (young couple and their
friend).

“On July 21, at 18:40 two people were admitted in our hospital, both of them seriously injured in a car accident. One of them is Merab Kvirikashvili, 32, whose condition is not very poor. However he is at the intensive care department. Kvirikashvili is conscious and adequately answers all the questions. As for another patient, Giorgi Lominadze, 26, his condition is worse, namely fractured legs, traumatic shock, head trauma and blood loss in large quantities. He has been subjected to artificial lung ventilation. His condition is serious, but he is under intensive care and the doctors do everything to save his life,” - the representative of Kutaisi hospital says.

The accident happened yesterday, at about six o’clock in the evening. According to the official information, two cars collided at high speed. Kvirikashvili and Lominadze were accompanied by their wives, who also received various injuries and reportedly their condition remains critical.

Three people who died as a result of the crash are young marital couple Giorgi Papaskiri, 26 and Nutsa Kalandaria, 25 as well as their friend, Ani Chkhaidze, 25. As reported, they were returning to Tbilisi from Batumi, after spending several days in the coastal town.

Papaskiri and Kanaldaria are survived by their 2-year-old daughter.
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