Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Passenger car hits three pedestrians in Yekaterinburg

Last Thursday, a passenger car ran off the road onto a sidewalk, hitting three pedestrians and injuring the driver and his passenger.

The incident occurred at approximately 1 p.m. local time outside the circle in downtown Yekaterinburg, RIA Novosti reports.

"The driver of the car...[did] not choose safe speed, lost control, drove off the road onto the sidewalk hitting three pedestrians," a witness said, according to RIA Novosti. "Then the passenger car crashed into a concrete block and overturned."

All five people involved were taken to a Sverdlovsk hospital where they were treated for various fractures and bruises.

Police have concluded that the driver of the car was under the influence of alcohol, RIA Novosti reports.