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Man 'Crushed' In Moscow Road Rage Attack
Russian police are hunting a hit-and-run driver after he appeared to deliberately aim his car at another man, before checking for damage to his own vehicle and driving off.
The incident in Moscow was captured on film by another motorist's dashboard camera.
The driver of a white BMW 116 appeared to try to undertake a dark-coloured Nissan Almera as two lanes merged into one.
At the next intersection the grey-haired driver of the Nissan walked back to the BMW driver to remonstrate with him - for just five seconds.
As the motorist returned to his Nissan and opened the door, the BMW accelerated past and crushed the man between the two cars.
Falling to the ground, the motorist can be seen writhing in pain and clutching his left leg.
The BMW driver stops in front of the injured man, flashes a cursory glance at him and walks around to check for damage on the front of his own vehicle.
The driver of the white car then drives off through the intersection as the traffic lights turn green.
Ironically, an ambulance ahead of the injured man appears to not see the incident, but a motorcyclist and pillion passenger stop to help.
The pillion retrieves a cushion from the back seat of the man's car and puts it under his head on the Tarmac, as other bystanders approach the scene.
The man was later taken to hospital.
The date stamp on the video indicates it was filmed just before 8pm on Monday.
According to Russia Today, the video was later handed to officials and Moscow police confirmed the incident.
Although officers declined to comment, the witness said police had identified the hit-and-run driver and considered him a fugitive.
Dashboard cameras are a common sight in Russia, for both insurance purposes and to ward off potentially corrupt authorities.
In February last year, a number of dash cameras caught the Chelyabinsk meteor streaking across the morning sky, in what has been deemed the best recorded incident of a near-Earth asteroid.