Car hits pedestrians in Far East, three killed

A woman driving a Toyota Ipsum hit four pedestrians in the Far Eastern Amur Region, leaving three of them dead and one seriously injured, a traffic police spokesman said on Thursday.

The accident occurred on a highway some 65 km from the city of Blagoveshchensk. Three people, including a 76-year-old man, died immediately.

“The fourth victim, born in 1951, received serious injuries: she was taken to hospital with an open hip fracture,” the source said.

Alcohol testing showed no presence of alcohol in the driver’s blood.

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