Eight people died and 12 others, including three children were wounded in a car crash on the Bucharest-Pitesti highway on Monday evening. It is the most serious accident reported on this highway since the beginning of the year and yet another one in a now long series of mortal car crashes this month.

A Dacia car tried to overtake a loaded truck, but it failed to complete the maneuver and the two crashed. The truck driver tried to avoid the accident but lost control and the vehicle rolled over and hit a mini-bus carrying many workers, stopped on the right side of the road.

The crash halted highway traffic completely for an hour and a half.