One Person Injured as Train, Car Collide in Moscow

MOSCOW, March 18 (RIA Novosti) – One person was injured as a train collided with a Lada car in Moscow on Sunday evening, a law enforcement spokesman said.

“A car got under a diesel locomotive at a railroad crossing,” the spokesman said.

“Rescuers had to unblock one person blocked in the car.”

A traffic police spokesman told RIA Novosti that the car driver was injured as a result of the accident and hospitalized.

Preliminarily, the accident, which occurred in the east of the Russian capital near the Kuskovsky Tupik street, was caused by the driver running a red light.

An investigation is underway.

About 30,000 people die in traffic accidents in Russia annually. The accidents are attributed to a poor condition of roads and traffic violations, including drunk driving, running red lights and crossing into the oncoming lane.


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