Teen Sent Flying After Walking In Front Of Speeding Tram

Story ByAnastasia Smirnova, Sub EditorJoseph Golder,AgencyCentral European News 

Video Credit: CEN/DinarZagitovichGilmutdinov

This is the moment a teenager seemingly talking on the phone walks back over a set of railway tracks as a speeding tram comes towards him and the locomotive send him flying.

The startling incident took place in the city of Salavat in south-western Russia’s Republic of Bashkortostan and was recorded by a CCTV camera.

In the video, an 18-year-old man whose name was not reported, walks across the tram tracks.

Picture Credit: CEN/DinarZagitovichGilmutdinov

The teenager, who appears to be talking on the phone, then stops and turns around as a tram comes speeding down the tracks. The 18-year-old steps across the tracks in front of the speeding tram without looking and is sent flying by the vehicle.

Local media report the teenager is believed to have been wearing headphones at the time which prevented him from hearing the tram.

Local police report he was taken to hospital and his injuries have been assessed as ‘difficult’. The police are investigating the case.

Netizen ‘Sushi Suhari’ said: “This is what happens when you recklessly talk on the phone and do not pay attention to the world around you.”

And ‘ildus isyanbaeff’ added: “He was sent flying as if he was a bowling pin. If he survives this would teach him that the railways tracks are an area of increased danger.”

There were 105 accidents, 341 slight accidents and 478 accidents in total that were caused by people talking on the phone in the UK in 2016.

This number decreased to 431 accidents in 2017.

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Anastasia Smirnova

I am a senior writer and correspondent with several years experience working as a contributor for various publications.