18 dead, 25 injured in truck-bus crash in Moscow's outskirts
MOSCOW – Eighteen people are dead after a truck carrying macadam ran into a passenger bus in an outlying area of Moscow.Now, it says that the truck hit the bus in the side, but given what we've seen from Russian dash cam video, that has no bearing on who might have been at fault. It's possible the bus ran a red light - or, given what we've seen, was flying through the air trying to escape a runaway tank... It's unfortunate that so many lost their lives, of course, but given the general level of care and caution shown by Russian drivers it's amazing it doesn't happen more often.
The Emergency Services Ministry says in a statement that 25 other people were injured in the Saturday crash. The severity of the injuries wasn't stated.
I'm thinking of a new reality show where Boston drivers are put into a Lada and sent off to the Moscow suburbs for a week of commuting fun and surprises...
That is all.