Vladimir Putin's Presidential Limo Involved In Horrific Head On Crash In Moscow

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Russian President Vladimir's Putin's official BMW 7 Series limousine was involved in a horrific head-on collision in Moscow.

President Putin, who is currently attending the G20 summit in China was not in his official vehicle at the time of the crash. However, the crash claimed the life of his favourite chauffeur.

Putin Presidential Limo Crash

The crash was caused by a black Mercedes CLS which swerved into traffic coming in the opposite direction and smashed into the side of the Presidential limousine.

The Merc crashed into the presidential Beemer, killing the driver, who had been ferrying around VIPs for 40 years instantly.

The Russian President's limousine isofficially registered as belonging to the Federation Council, also known as the Russian Senate or Upper Chamber of Parliament.

However, the crash will raise some big questions about the Russian President's safety while he's ferried along in the 7 Series sedan.

The driver of the Mercedes CLS, who was travelling alone at the time of the crash was taken by medics to a nearby hospital, where his condition is said to be critical.

The police have confirmed that they are investigating the crash, but have not provided any details.

The clean-up after the crash caused a huge traffic jam formed when Kutuzovsky Avenue was closed after the crash.

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Story first published: Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 12:12 [IST]
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