Embassy Car Rams Ford, Lamppost

A Volvo S40 owned by the Angolan Embassy in Moscow rammed a Ford Focus and a lamppost in the city's southwest early Thursday, with the driver then fleeing the scene, RIA-Novosti reported.

The Ford was the first to take a hit, the Volvo ramming it at high speed on Profsoyuznaya Ulitsa, the report said.

The Volvo tried to steer away, but was stopped in its tracks by the lamppost. The driver jumped out and ran away, a law enforcement source told the news agency.

No injuries were reported. The Volvo is registered to Colonel Antonio Anjo Nunes, the defense attache's assistant at the embassy, but was driven by his son, tabloid Lifenews.ru said.

An embassy spokesman was unable to comment on the incident when reached by The Moscow Times by telephone. RIA-Novosti said traffic police were looking into the matter.

This is the second traffic incident involving Angolans in Moscow since September, when a 19-year-old Muscovite lost control of his Nissan and killed the 16-year-old daughter of another embassy official.

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