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Policeman's car strikes child at pedestrian crossing, girl in hospital

October 22, 2012, 15:00 UTC+3
The mother with the child did not reach the other side yet when the traffic light for pedestrians changed the green for the red signal and cars started moving
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MOSCOW, October 22 (Itar-Tass) — A policeman driving his car struck a six-year-old girl at a pedestrian crossing in south-eastern Moscow on Monday.

The mother with the child did not reach the other side yet when the traffic light for pedestrians changed the green for the red signal and cars started moving, a source at the Russian Investigative Committee (SK) told Itar-Tass.

According to the preliminary information, the mother and her child were crossing the street when the light for pedestrians was green, but they did not reach the other side yet when the light changed for the red signal. The cars started moving, and the policeman in his car struck the child. The girl with injuries and suspected brain concussion is hospitalized.

The accident occurred at a controlled pedestrian crossing at Borisovsky Street at 08:30 Moscow time on Monday. The driver is a district police officer. He works in the Northern Orekhovo-Borisovo district. He was driving his personal VAZ-2107 and was on the way to his work place. He was not alcohol-intoxicated, the press service of the Moscow police department reported.

An investigation is underway to establish circumstances of the accident. Witnesses are questioned, the SK source said.

 

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