Story By: Gheorghi Caraseni, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News
This is the moment a pedestrian is sent flying through the air after walking in front of Russia’s fastest train apparently oblivious to his surroundings.
The incident took place near the Slavyanka railway station in the settlement of Petro-Slavyanka in the Kolpinsky District of the city of St. Petersburg, Russia, where the modern high-speed train was travelling as a man carrying shopping bags walks across the tracks, ignoring the warning sounds.
Within seconds, the train – unable to stop in time – smashes into him at high-speed and sends him flying through the air and onto the other side of the tracks.
According to local media, the man reportedly died on the spot.
The local prosecutor’s office is now carrying out an investigation into the incident.
It was not been reported whether any of the people inside the train were injured or what speed it was travelling at the moment of the fatal collision.
The ‘Sapsan’ train which hit the pedestrian is considered to be the fastest train operating in Russia.
Its maximum speed is 350 kmph (217 mph) and it was first put into service in 2009.
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