Story By: Gheorghi Caraseni, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News
This is the moment an out-of-control Lada careers over to the wrong side of the road crashing head-on with another Lada coming in the other direction causing both cars to disintegrate.
The footage was captured on a dashboard camera by a car travelling along a road in the city of Sudak in the south-eastern part of the Crimean peninsula – the territory recognised by many countries as Ukrainian but annexed by Russia as the republic of Crimea in March 2014.
As the car approaches a crossroads, and begins to turn right, a Lada drives past and a few metres later collides head-on with another Lada that has drifted onto the wrong side of the road as it rounds a corner.
Not only did both cars disintegrate, but one of the vehicles was actually knocked back against the car recording the incident.
According to the press service of the department of the Russian Ministry for Emergency Service in the Republic of Crimea, the incident happened on 28th February at around midday.
They said that firefighters from the 21st brigade together with four groups of rescuers were sent to the spot to treat the injured.
Sergei Shakhov, the Minster of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Crimea, said: “The Ministry staff held all the needed procedures to release the victims of the accident form the cars. All the injured were hospitalised at the trauma department of the nearby Sudak city hospital.
“A 57-years old woman, who was a passenger in one of the cars unfortunately died of her injuries on the spot.”
According to the reports, the two cars involved in the accident are produced by Russian AvtoVaz manufacturer. A VAZ-2114 Lada was one of them and VAZ-2104 Lada was the other.
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