Moment four children are injured when Russian driver smashes into them

Horrifying moment four children are injured when Russian teenage driver jumps a red light and smashes into them on a pedestrian crossing

  • CCTV footage shows the 18-year-old driver speeding across a crossroads and towards a zebra crossing where a group of school children had begun to cross
  • The driver was seen ploughing into the youngers, sending them flying into air
  • Four children, aged between eight and 16, were injured in incident in Vyksa
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  • This is the horrifying moment a Russian teenage driver jumped a red light and smashed into a group of children on a pedestrian crossing, injuring four.

    CCTV footage shows the 18-year-old driver speeding across a crossroads and towards a zebra crossing where the school children had begun to cross in the town of Vyksa, Nizhny Novgorod Oblast, western Russia

    The teenager, who was driving his Lada Priora, ploughed into the youngsters, sending them flying into the air.

    Four children, aged between eight and 16, were injured in the incident on May 11 and were taken to the Vyksa Central District hospital.








    CCTV footage shows the 18-year-old driver (in the car on the right) speeding across a crossroads  after jumping a red light

    CCTV footage shows the 18-year-old driver (in the car on the right) speeding across a crossroads  after jumping a red light

    He drove at speed towards a zebra crossing where a group of school children had begun to cross in the town of Vyksa, Nizhny Novgorod Oblast, western Russia

    He drove at speed towards a zebra crossing where a group of school children had begun to cross in the town of Vyksa, Nizhny Novgorod Oblast, western Russia

    The teenager, who was driving a Lada Priora, then ploughed into the youngsters, sending them flying into the air

    The teenager, who was driving a Lada Priora, then ploughed into the youngsters, sending them flying into the air

    Chaos ensued after the crash, with witnesses running towards the injured children, all of whom were seen lying on the ground

    Chaos ensued after the crash, with witnesses running towards the injured children, all of whom were seen lying on the ground

    The children had been crossing the road on a green man sign at the time, whereas the speeding driver smashed into them after failing to stop at a red light.

    The driver had swerved slightly to the left just before impact and came to a stop after hitting the children. 

    Chaos ensued, with witnesses running towards the injured children, all of whom were seen lying on the road. 

    Less than a minute after the incident, a police car could be seen stopping in front of the zebra crossing whilst other drivers got out of their cars to run and help the children.

    The driver had swerved slightly to the left just before impact and came to a stop after hitting the children

    The driver had swerved slightly to the left just before impact and came to a stop after hitting the children

    Witnesses rushed to tend to the injured children who were seen lying injured on the road

    Witnesses rushed to tend to the injured children who were seen lying injured on the road

    Less than a minute after the incident, a police car could be seen stopping in front of the zebra crossing whilst other drivers got out of their cars to run and help the children

    Less than a minute after the incident, a police car could be seen stopping in front of the zebra crossing whilst other drivers got out of their cars to run and help the children

    The skid marks on the tarmac and the slight swerve of his car suggests the driver slammed on the brakes after noticing the children, but his brakes failed.

    Local media suggested this may have been due to his high speed at the time or the lack of an anti-lock braking system.

    The Nizhny Novgorod Oblast Prosecutor’s Office is now investigating the case.

    The victims – two girls and a boy born in 2013 and a girl born in 2007 – were injured to varying degrees. Three of the four were kept in hospital.

    The driver’s name was not given in local reports.