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The life of a family was wrecked after 'drunk' road rage driver sped at 140 kph in city centre

By The Siberian Times reporter
31 March 2013

Horrific crash in Krasnoyarsk as Nissan hits kerb, flies into the air to hit second floor balcony, and kills father on Sunday morning walk.

'The hit was so strong that the car literally flew in the air and broke the balcony of the second floor flat', Alexander Stepanov, deputy head of the traffic police team said. Picture: krsk.sibnovosti.ru

His Nissan AD jettisoned three metres into the air crashing into a second floor balcony before falling on the head of a father on a quiet Sunday morning walk with his young family. The father, pushing his seven month old baby girl in a pushchair, died instantly. 

The baby is miraculously alive but with serious injuries, say police. His five year old daughter suffered acute head injuries and is in intensive care in a Krasnoyarsk hospital. The children's mother suffered light injuries but said said to be in a state of utter shock and devastation by the crash which in a split second has shattered her family. 

'The hit was so strong that the car literally flew in the air and broke the balcony of the second floor flat,' Alexander Stepanov, deputy head of the traffic police team dealing with the horror, told krsk.sibnovosti.ru news agency. 

Horrendous car crash Krasnoyarsk


Horrendous car crash Krasnoyarsk


Horrendous car crash Krasnoyarsk

'The car then turned in the air and smashed down - right on the family of four during their peaceful Sunday morning walk'. Pictures: krsk.sibnovosti.ru

'The car then turned in the air and smashed down - right on the family of four during their peaceful Sunday morning walk. This was a husband and a wife, with their five year old daughter walking with them, and a seven month old baby girl sleeping in the pushchair. 

'The father who was pushing the pram died instantly. By a miracle the baby girl survived but sustained very heavy injuries. 

'The five year old daughter was rushed to hospital with a badly wounded head, along with her mother who was the luckiest of all in that she was injured only lightly. But she is now in a state of utter shock.'

On Sunday night the mother - who was not named by police - is by the bedside of her five year old daughter at Kransoyarsk city hospital number 20. 

Her baby is being cared for in intensive care. The carnage from the crash stunned police and onlookers. It was at 26 Lenin Street in the heart of the city.  

'The speed of the driver in the city centre was so high that after the crash parts of the car were found dozens of metres away from the scene', said Alexander Stpanov. Local journalists pictured the smashed pushchair with its wheels ripped off. 

Horrendous car crash Krasnoyarsk


Horrendous car crash Krasnoyarsk


Horrendous car crash Krasnoyarsk

Eye-witnesses say the driver was drunk. When the experts came they recorded that the broken speedometer's arrow had stopped at the 140 kph mark. Pictures: krsk.sibnovosti.ru

'The driver survived thanks to his airbag in the car,' said the policeman. 'He has also suffered head injured and is now treated in one of the city hospitals'.

News agency krsk.novosti.ru reported: 'Eye-witnesses say the driver was drunk. When the experts came they recorded that the broken speedometer's arrow had stopped at the 140 kph mark.'

Police are expected to open a criminal investigation. 

Comments (1)

my heart breaks when I think of this family, forever broken by some idiot of a man. May the little ones recover fast...I will be praying for all of you
Sophie, UK
01/04/2013 01:26
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