Roman was a 17 year-old on his way from Odesa when his BMW-335 collided with a Mercedes truck. He died.
He was the younger son of MP Hanna Herman (PRU).
Accounts of the accident, which took place in Kirovohrad oblast, at 2:40 a.m. local time, vary. According to kirovograd.proua.com, Roman was driving the car, while, according to UNIAN, the driver was another person, an 20-year old. (In Ukraine, driving a car is illegal for people under the age of 18.)
In the Tabloid comments section, people express condolences, offer sympathy, blast the mazhory, argue with each other and ask questions: How could this kid travel to Odesa and back without parental supervision? Was he driving the car?
According to eyewitness accounts, the two had spent some time at a nearby restaurant, Gazeta.ua reports. The car was moving erratically, indicating that the driver might have been drunk. It even took the opposite lane before entering the right lane and gaining speed, says a local convenience store manager quoted by Gazeta.ua.
The driver was hospitalized and remains stable.