Boy, 12, Killed Trying To Beat Lights At Zebra Crossing

CENPublished: April 27, 2018
Published: April 27, 2018

This is the tragic moment a 12-year-old boy is killed trying to beat the lights by running over a pedestrian crossing and was hit by an oncoming car.

The youngster tries to cross the road even though the pedestrian light had already turned to red in the city of Vologda in north-western Russia's Vologda Oblast region.

The boy, whose name has not been released, died at the scene while the driver of the car, a 30-year-old woman who has also not been named, is being questioned by police.

The horrific accident was captured on the dashcam of another vehicle in a video which shows the boy trying to run over the pedestrian crossing.

The clip does not capture the moment of impact but it shows the boy's body rolling along the road and the woman's Ford Focus car coming to a halt by the roadside.

The police investigation is continuing and officers say they will not make a decision on whether the driver will face charges until it is completed.

The footage of the incident is proving compulsive viewing after it was posted online where netizen ‘elios-d’ asked: "Is it just me, or was the woman driving too fast?"

But ‘Cosmos’ argued: "Why are you talking about speed? The boy basically killed himself. This is natural selection in action."

And ‘_13_’ added: "Because of this stupid kid the woman now has to deal with a lot of trouble.

"His parents are imbeciles that did not educate him properly where and when he can cross the road. And why he should not run across it."

The historic city of Vologda, the capital of Vologda Oblast, serves as a major transport hub of north-western of Russia.

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