Vladimir Uglev was perhaps considered not to be a good Russian citizen, therefore he needed to be taught a lesson or two
The scientist had to be rushed to hospital in his hometown of Anapa on the Black Sea after he was struck while walking over a pedestrian crossing on Tuesday. He suffered bruises to his head, right arm, and right leg but was in a stable condition while doctors awaited the results of head scans.
Speaking to The Bell, Mr Uglev said he noticed the car wasn't slowing down and started running across the road and almost made it when the vehicle hit him. He added that he jumped on to the bonnet as he was hit to avoid going under the wheels and slammed his head into the windscreen, breaking it.
It was only last week that the 71-year-old said that he was certain Russia was behind the attempted murder of Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia.
Former scientist Uglev disclosed that he helped create nerve agent A-234, which was used to poison the father and daughter on March 4. He added that the Skripals only survived because they received a 'small dose, close to threshold level' in the botched assassination.