Vladimir Putin’s presidential car has been involved in a deadly head-on crash in Moscow.The Russian president’s favourite chauffeur was killed in the horror collision, which was captured in shocking CCTV footage.
The presidential BMW was travelling on Kutuzovsky Avenue in the Russian capital when a Mercedes veered from the other side of the road, smashing into it head-on.
Russian media reports that the president’s official driver was killed in the crash. Medics are said to have arrived quickly on the scene, but the unnamed victim — who had more than 40 years’ driving experience — died instantly. Putin was not in the car at the time.
It is not known if the driver of the other vehicle was injured in the crash. Police are investigating the exact cause of the crash.