1 Person Killed, 3 Injured as Car Hits Elk in Russia

IZHEVSK, November 24 (RIA Novosti) – One person was killed and three injured as a car hit an elk in the Russian Urals republic of Udmurtia, the regional traffic police department said in a statement Sunday.

The elk weighing over 300 kilograms ran out to the road chased by hunting dogs some 3-5 meters in front of the VAZ car, and the driver had no time to act, the statement said.

One passenger, a woman, died in the accident. The driver and two passengers were seriously injured and hospitalized.

The department said the hunt was illegal. The hunters were detained.

No further details were immediately available.


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