Moldovan President Survives Severe Car Crash (+Video)

Moldovan President Survives Severe Car Crash (+Video)

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Dashcam footage shows a truck colliding with the motorcade of Moldovan President Igor Dodon on a road north of the capital, Chisinau.

The footage appears to show the life-saving reaction of the presidential security team.

The dramatic video was apparently filmed from a security detail vehicle said to be following Dodon’s black sedan. Footage shows the presidential motorcade traveling at high speed on a narrow road, while the oncoming traffic slows down.

President Igor Dodon of Moldova sustained minor injuries when the car he was traveling in was involved in a crash. Dodon was hospitalized after his car turned over Sunday, the eastern European country's security services said, DW reported.

Presidential adviser Maxim Lebedinschi said Dodon did not require medical treatment after the crash, which occurred near the town of Straseni, north of the capital, Chisinau. However, Dodon's mother and one of his three sons, who were traveling with him, were more seriously injured, but also in a satisfactory condition, Doctor Mikhai Chekan told the AFP news agency.

The collision occurred as cars in the presidential motorcade crashed into an oncoming vehicle as they were overtaking another vehicle, Lebedinschi said. He said the other car hadn't respected traffic rules, and that more information would be forthcoming.

Anatolie Golea, a spokesman for the state security service, said the president sustained scratches. No further details were provided about the crash.

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