In Moscow, a courier ran into a seven-year-old girl on a bicycle. REN TV reports about it on November 22.
The incident took place on November 21 on Salaryevskaya Street. The child was taken to the hospital. Doctors diagnosed the girl with a concussion, a closed head injury, abrasions and bruises.
The victim’s mother told law enforcement officers that her daughter was running in front of her, and a food delivery courier was riding behind her on a bicycle. The woman claims that she called the girl, she stopped, but the courier did not have time to slow down and hit the child.
The police are checking the circumstances of the incident.
On November 17, it became known that 345 road accidents involving cyclists had occurred in the capital since the beginning of 2021. At the same time, 37% of road accidents occurred with the participation of courier service workers.
According to the Moscow State Traffic Safety Inspectorate, the most frequent violations in road accidents involving cyclists are non-observance of the sequence of passage, a cyclist crossing the carriageway on a pedestrian crossing without dismounting, violation of the rules of passage of a pedestrian crossing, as well as violation of traffic signal requirements.
In July, it was reported that the Moscow State Traffic Inspectorate plans to propose to the government, at the legislative level, to oblige couriers on bicycles to pass exams for knowledge of traffic rules.
According to statistics, couriers on bicycles often violate traffic rules and get into an accident, said Alexander Bykov, head of the traffic police department of the Russian Interior Ministry’s Main Directorate for Moscow.