Editor's note: This video is part of a series. The Moscow Times will publish a selection of unusual incidents on roads in Moscow and the Moscow region in the coming weeks. Watch this space for more video clips.
Lightning-fast reflexes prevented a multiple collision early Thursday morning, when a white van came to a sudden halt on a four-lane stretch of federal highway near Moscow.
In video footage of the incident, captured on a dashboard camera at roughly 6:30 a.m., a green van is forced to swerve hastily to its left to avoid colliding with the stationary vehicle.
A grey sedan succeeds in pulling off a similar maneuver, and the three drivers go about their daily business unscathed.