In Tatarsk, Novosibirsk Region, a deputy from the United Russia party, Sergei Mamontov, ran over in a car of a six-year-old child and fled the scene. The prosecutor's office opened two administrative cases under articles on violation of traffic rules, which caused minor or moderate harm to the health of the victim, and on failure to fulfill obligations in connection with an accident, and a criminal case on leaving in danger. In this case, he faces up to a year in prison.
The deputy was arrested for 11 days under an administrative article about leaving the scene of an accident.
The child was taken to the hospital, and his condition is said to be stable.
The Novosibirsk regional branch of United Russia announced that they would deprive Mamontov of his membership card. The head of the Novosibirsk executive committee of the party, Yulia Shvets, said that his act "causes nothing but bewilderment and disgust":
“The one who crushed a child and left him on the road without help can hardly even be called a person in the full sense of the word. He must be punished to the fullest extent of the law. As for United Russia, it will shamefully expel Mamontov from the party and its deputy association in the district council, and will also provide all necessary assistance and support to the injured boy and his family.”