Saturday, 18. April 2015
17. 07. 14. - 16:00
The moment a tram was spectacularly derailed in Russia when it was hit by a lorry rushing to beat the red light was captured on this car's dashboard camera.
Although the heavyweight trams fixed to the road by rails usually make light work of any other vehicles that get in the way, when the other vehicle is a truck filled with ballast even the tram had no chance.
Car driver Igor Pyalnik, 42, said: "I heard the lorry breaking and then suddenly there was a loud bang and the tram was smashed sideways as a lorry appeared from the other side.
"At first I thought it was going to hit me as well but then it settled down and I moved my car backwards anyway because electricity was sparking everywhere."
The accident on Vasilyevsky Island in the city of St. Petersburg in north-western Russia left passengers and the tram's driver shaken but nobody was seriously hurt including the lorry driver.
Police said that the video showed the lorry driver had been trying to get through the red light at the last minute, and when he realised he was not going to make it had been unable to stop because of the heavy rain at the time.
He faces losing his licence and charges for dangerous and irresponsible driving and if found guilty could end up being jailed. The crash caused extensive delays at the busy intersection.
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