Monday, 27. April 2015
14. 08. 14. - 17:00
Spectacular footage that shows how a tow truck tipped over and a car hanging from its towing arm swung round to smash another car out of the way shows the dangers of running a red light.
The incident happened in the Russian capital Moscow and was shot by one of the cars travelling in the opposite direction, that stopped correctly at the red light on the busy main road.
Police spokesman Eric Aliyev said: "The incident occurred on Kashira Highway when a tow truck that had been transporting a broken down car to a garage for repairs shot a red light. It was clearly travelling too fast and apparently either did not see or ignored the red light. As a result it found the road suddenly blocked by a vehicle, and had to swerve sharply to avoid a collision.
"Because he was carrying a car the extra weight caused the tow truck to tip over, and the car it was carrying, a Volkswagen Touareg, was swung over the side as well and smashed another car travelling in the other direction waiting at the red light."
The tow truck itself missed two other parked cars as it slid down the road although the driver was hospitalised and treated for cuts and bruises together with the car driver that was hit by the Volkswagen.
The driver of the truck, named as Hleb Shcherbakov, 43, faces prosecution and losing his licence and also had some explaining to do to the owner of the Volkswagen when he turned up at the garage to collect his car to discover it had been reduced to scrap.
Semmering Offers 50% Discount To Selected Heroes
The Magic Mountain Semmering will hold two Weeks of Heroes from 1st to 14th March as Panhans Holding Group says thank you to safety and well-being volunteers and professionals.
Skier Survived Almost Two Hours Buried Alive
A skier had a miracle escape after being buried under two metres of snow for nearly two hours during an avalanche in Austria, it was revealed last night.
Puppies Found Stuffed Inside Suitcase In Back Of Van
A litter of puppies destined for a dog farm was rescued after being found stuffed inside suitcases in the back of a van.
Kangaroo That Hopped It Spotted In Garden
Austrian police investigating reports of an escaped kangaroo have been given concrete proof after a local woman managed to photograph the animal in her back garden.
First Images Of Eurovision Stage
These are the first images of the design for the Eurovision Song Contest stage unveiled in the Austrian capital Vienna which is the home of last year's winner Conchita Wurst.
Russian Mafia Boss Nabbed At Vienna Railway Station
A Russian mobster wanted for a string of brutal murders was arrested in the gentile Austrian capital Vienna when commandos swooped as he went to buy a train ticket.
Teen Girls Arrested After Offering Themselves To IS Fighters
Austrian officials who recently cracked down on terrorism by arresting several people believed to be recruiting and fundraising for ISIS have revealed two more teenage girls tried to leave the country to marry terrorist fighters.
Ebola's deadly reach impacts Vienna student
Austria has yet to record its first case of Ebola, but the feared virus has already had a severe impact on the lives of Africans living in Vienna.
Grigorij Sokolov Works His Magic At Vienna Konzerthaus
Whilst the world-famous Wizard of Oz played at the Volksoper, there was another Wizard in the Konzerthaus giving his 16th performance in Vienna!
Penelope Cruz To Play The Ice Cream Killer
The memoirs of the woman dubbed the Ice Cream Killer after she shot dead two ex-lovers before hacking the bodies up with a chainsaw and telling neighbours the noise was a new ice cream machine are due to be turned into a blockbuster with Penelope Cruz playing the lead role.
The most popular stories –
last 7 days
|Cyclist Disfigured After Truck Door Opens|
|Six Legged Kid Dubbed Spider Goat|
|Teacher Beats Girl As Shocked Classmates Reduced To Tears|
|Father Dresses In Drag To Raise Money For Sick Son|
|Devoted Wife Pulls Blind Hubby Around With Bamboo Stick|
Why suffer in silence. Let off steam by letting our readers share your troubles. File your complaints about anything and everything here.
Our ombudsman David Rogers will try and help solve some of the problems from lazy civil servants through to incompetent companies – and at the very least the worst transgressors will end up in our weekly special report.