Story By: Anna Casap, Sub Editor: Alex Cope, Agency: Central European News
Video Credit: CEN
This is the moment a group of pedestrians are involved in a row with two motorists before the driver of one car appears to deliberately smash into three people in the street.
The incident was filmed on Gagarin Street in the district of Bostandyk in the south-eastern Kazakh city of Almaty and shared on YouTube where it has been viewed 94,000 times.
Another YouTube clip viewed by 88,000 netizens shows the victims lying on the road just after the car had smashed into them.
The hit-and-run incident followed a row between the pedestrians and the two car drivers, according to reports.
The police said that three people were hospitalised with injuries to their head, arms and legs although no one is said to be in a life-threatening condition.
The driver of the white Toyota Camry seen in the video has been detained, according to local media. In the second video, the driver of the white car appears to return to drive past the victims as they are lying on the ground.
Video Credit: CEN/@kris_p_kz
The unnamed suspect, born in 1995, has been “arrested and placed in a detention centre”, according to the police.
They added that the driver of the black Toyota Avensis, which was filmed hitting the three pedestrians, has been identified and his “arrest is just a matter of time”.
According to local media, the authorities have set up a special investigative team to track down the missing suspect, who is accused of attempted murder.
Meanwhile, the police have reportedly seized both Toyotas and they are currently undergoing forensic tests to potentially be used as evidence.
The investigation is ongoing.
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