Kseniya Sobchak, the Russian TV persona who ran for president in 2018, has been known as for questioning by the police in Sochi after she controversially fled the scene of a deadly visitors collision involving her taxi on Sunday.
There is not any suggestion Sobchak is suspected of any criminal activity, with the police wishing to talk to her as a important witness in an accident that noticed one lady die. The driver, a person named Oleg Tsoi, has admitted that he broke the regulation and is presently beneath home arrest.
On Sunday night time, Sobchak’s Mercedes taxi drove into oncoming visitors whereas making an attempt an overtake maneuver, hitting one automobile head-on. As effectively because the one fatality, two folks had been additionally injured.
According to Sobchak, she misplaced consciousness after the collision and suffered a concussion. Following the accident, she obtained backlash on-line after it was revealed that she left the scene in a short time, calling one other taxi and taking a airplane to Moscow. She has, nonetheless, said her intention to assist the households of the sufferer and the injured.
On Wednesday morning, CCTV footage from Sunday was launched on-line, exhibiting the horrific collision from a number of angles, together with from inside the bus that the Mercedes driver was seemingly making an attempt to overhaul.
Kseniya Sobchak is the daughter of the late Anatoly Sobchak, a former mayor of St. Petersburg whose deputy and right-hand man within the 1990s was Vladimir Putin. After graduating from college, she turned the host of the favored actuality tv present Dom-2, earlier than getting into journalism and ultimately working for president in 2018, the place she got here fourth with 1.7% of the vote.
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