Story By: Anastasia Smirnova, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News
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This is the moment a driver rams into a 64-year-old woman on the pavement before reversing and driving over the lower half of her body and fleeing the scene.
The hit-and-run incident was filmed in a residential car park in the city of Angarsk in the south-eastern Russian region of Irkutsk Oblast region and was later shared on social media.
According to reports, the suspect was driving a right-hand drive Suzuki Swift.
In the CCTV footage, an elderly woman is seen stepping onto the pavement as a white car rounds the corner and drives straight at her.
The car bonnet slams into the woman and she is sent flying before the driver then continues to roll over her body.
In that moment, a man jumps out of the car, looks at the injured OAP lying under the car chassis and then coolly walks away.
In the next shocking scene, the driver reverses the vehicle and then accelerates again, driving over the elderly woman’s bottom half before fleeing the scene, leaving the OAP in apparent agony.
The incident took place in front of a parked vehicle which is seen leaving moments after the white car drove away.
Reports said that the driver, who witnessed the incident, followed the suspect and called the police. Meanwhile, his wife and several other residents rushed to help the elderly victim and called for an ambulance.
According to local media, the 64-year-old victim was taken to a nearby hospital where she was diagnosed with concussion and fractures to her pelvis and lower legs.
Reports said that the police found the white car left by the side of a road before arresting the suspected driver some time later on 22nd October.
He is believed to have undergone tests for alcohol drug use, but it is unclear if the results have come back yet.
The unnamed man is being held in custody for 15 days as the investigation continues.
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