Story By: Feza Uzay, Sub-Editor: Marija Stojkoska, Agency: Newsflash
This is the moment a tear-away Russian car influencer is involved in a fatal car crash in a vehicle owned by his stunning influencer girlfriend Maria Shirshova, 23.
Driver Said Gubdensky, 28, was driving a new BMW M4 at high speed along Kutuzovsky Prospekt in the Russian capital Moscow when he caused the fatal smash, as can be seen in the footage.
In the video, the influencer, who boasted 770,000 followers on Instagram prior to losing his life in the accident, is seen skidding into the oncoming traffic on the wet road surface before crashing into a Mercedes and a Volvo.
According to local news site Life, Gubdensky, whose real name was Magomedsaid Zainudinov, was thrown from his vehicle in the accident and died on the spot.
His friend and business partner Zaur Ibragimov was trapped in the wreck and had to be freed by the emergency services.
Ibragimov received first aid at the scene before being taken to intensive care where he succumbed to his injuries a short while later, according to Life.
The second video shows a medical team removing a man from the wreck while paramedics try to resuscitate the other victim a few metres away.
Eyewitnesses claimed that the BMW had summer tyres that were inappropriate for the speed the vehicle was travelling in the rainy conditions.
The BMW was apparently bought just one week before the fatal smash.
Life said he had been driving recklessly around the capital since buying the sports car, posing a danger to himself and other road users.
His ‘dream car’ was reportedly registered in the name of his influencer girlfriend Maria because he did not have a residence permit to live in Moscow and drive a car with local plates.
The owner of the damaged Mercedes was businessman Ratmir Timashev, 55, founder of Aelita Software and Veeam Software, whose fortune is estimated at USD 950 million (GBP 707 million), according to the news site Life.
Local media said the tycoon was not in the car at the time of the accident, but the driver and a passenger only suffered minor injuries and both refused hospital treatment.
No details were given on the Volvo driver involved in the crash.
The investigation into the accident continues.