A SEVEN-year-old girl was fatally struck by an ambulance after the siren failed to sound, her devastated father said.
Alexey K, 39, said his daughter Polina was on her way to a music lesson in the Russian city of Novosibirsk when she tragically died.
Emergency workers had been running to a patient during the pandemic when allegedly they forgot to turn on the siren.
Then, when the ambulance had to back up onto the pavement, the large vehicle crushed the seven-year-old girl.
The ambulance team searched, but were unable to save the girl’s life after she suffered severe brain injuries.
The driver was quickly pulled from the scene amid anger from locals and fear of attack, it was reported.
“I want to show everyone [they] murdered, “said Alexey as he shared images of his little girl.
“Whatever happens to him … it won’t change anything for me,” said the heartbroken father.
“Whatever they do to him now, even if they lynch him, nobody returns anything to me. I don’t know what I’ll do.
“My wife is lying down, staring at a point. I want to show everyone who [they] delicate.”
A criminal case was opened against the driver, who was on his way to pick up a patient at a time when Russia was experiencing record Covid-19 infections.
Alexey claims that the ambulance did not need to back down a pedestrian route to access the patient.
Ambulance sources have said that the road works meant that the driver could not reach the patient by another route.
“My daughter suffered open head injuries and multiple broken ribs, indicating he simply ran her over,” said the grieving father.
“At first, the ambulance hit her on the back, she fell and hit her head on the sidewalk.”
Irina Bolshakova, chief physician of the Novosibirsk emergency hospital, said: “The traffic police officers who worked at the scene will assess what happened.”
The ambulance was unable to find another way around a “construction site,” he said.
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