This video reminded me somewhat of another similar video also caught on dashcam in Russia whereby a boy on a bicycle was hit on a pedestrian crossing because he rode on without checking if it was safe to cross the road. I’m appalled to see the general disregard for crosswalks in Russia, though. In the video below, you can see that cars in the direction of the dashcam car stopped, yet none of the oncoming vehicles did. That however does not excuse the boy on the bike from not checking if it was safe to cross the road – even if it’s your right of way, your self preservation instinct should dictate you to first make sure you’re not riding straight into the death’s embrace. I do however have to commend Russians for not acting like Mexicans and almost never hit and running.
The accident happened on June 27, 2013 in the city of Novgorod The Great (Великий Новгород), Russia. The boy on the bike was only 12 year old. Although badly injured, witnesses reported that the boy was alive immediately after the accident. No info on whether he pulled through in the end, though. The video also reminded me of this truck vs bicycle accident from the Ukraine.
Props to Best Gore member pnn69 for the video:
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