3 vehicles crash in freak drawbridge malfunction in Russia (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
The bizarre malfunction occurred at the Volodarsky Bridge on Saturday evening, as its deck suddenly rose to 30-40 centimeters (1-1.3 feet) high, witnesses told local media.
The first vehicle to suffer the consequences of the freak malfunction was a supermini, which smashed into the elevated deck at high speed. “The car even flew up a little from the impact,” one witness told Megapolis news outlet. Traffic police later confirmed that the driver was hospitalized with severe injuries.
A passenger bus which came after the supermini tried to maneuver out of the way, but hit the fence, losing a wheel in the process. One passenger was also hospitalized.
An SUV was also involved in the crash, injuring the driver.
Authorities have launched a probe into the incident.
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