According to preliminary reports by the National police, the driver of a Volkswagen lost control of his vehicle and mowed down four pedestrians waiting at the traffic island. As a result, three people were seriously injured. The accident happened on the corner of Kosmichna Street and Nauky Avenue on November 7 at 4.10 pm.
Three victims, including a 48-year-old man, a 9-year-old boy and an unidentified woman aged about 50, were rushed to the Kharkiv City Clinical Hospital of Emergency Aid. Doctors inform that the woman suffered severe head trauma and fractures of her left forearm and leg. She is currently in a coma. A 9-year-old boy also has a brain injury, fractures of both femurs and right forearm. A 48-year-old man got contusions on his chest, abdomen and fractures.
According to eyewitnesses, Volkswagen was driven by Hendi Ali, a 22-year-old student from Egypt, who had been arrested previously for hooliganism but was released on bail.
Information on the accident is registered in the Unified Register of Statements and Reports of the Shevchenkivskiy Police Department. Law enforcement officers are investigating the accident site.
Text: Natalia Ivanova
Photo: National Police