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Trolleybus Kills its own Driver Near Red Square

A Moscow trolleybus driver perished Thursday morning after being struck by her own vehicle near Red Square, according to Interfax news agency.

The driver had stepped out of her seat and stood in front of the trolleybus when it began moving toward her, Interfax reported, citing the press service of Russia's road safety authority.

The trolleybus' parking brake had likely not been secured properly, according to the report.

Between January and September 2014, Russia witnessed 280 traffic accidents involving trolleybus drivers, according to the federal road safety authority. These incidents killed seven people and injured 308 others.

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