Multiple vehicle collision blocks Moscow highway (VIDEO)
More than 50 vehicles on Sunday evening were involved in a series of accidents in the western part of the Russian capital, TASS news agency reported, citing a source in Moscow’s emergency services. The news came on a day when Moscow saw its first snowfall of the season.
“There were several minor accidents involving 54 cars, a motorcycle, and a Moscow city bus. As a result, according to updated data, five people were injured, one of them a child,” the agency's source said.
Two people have been hospitalized, according to TASS.
RIA Novosti’s source in the capital police said that about 20 cars were involved in a road accident, while the agency’s source in the emergency services said the number of affected vehicles could be as high as 50.
The Moscow state traffic inspectorate has not specified the number of cars involved but confirmed the incident took place on the overpass on Ryabinovaya street and that “several vehicles were damaged.” Two people “sought medical attention,” according to the authority.
Earlier on Sunday, due to severe weather, the Moscow Transport Department recommended car owners avoid driving unless they had changed the car tires to winter ones.
An ice weather warning will be in place for Moscow until the evening of November 1, and a wind warning until Monday morning.