A distressing video has captured the moment a car hit three teenagers at full speed in a Moscow suburb. The vehicle appeared out of the blue and knocked down the pedestrians like they were toys. The teens miraculously survived.
The incident took place in the town of Domodedovo, 37km from the Russian capital, on Monday. In the opening scenes of the clip, three teenagers are standing on the sidewalk, apparently waiting for a traffic light to turn green. All of a sudden, a car speeds right into the pedestrians.
Moscow region police confirmed that a 23-year-old woman driving a Peugeot car first hit a Faw car, and then lost control of her vehicle, before striking three teens on the sidewalk, sending them flying several meters. The teens miraculously survived and were later transported to a local hospital.
The video has been hotly discussed on social media, with people sympathizing with the teens and wishing them a quick recovery. Some users wrote that the teens who survived the crash must have been born under a lucky star. “This is a nightmare, people were just waiting for the green light,” one woman exclaimed.