In the Kharkiv region, the court found the driver guilty in fatal accident and appointed 9 years in prison

  • В Харьковской обл. суд признал водителя виновным в смертельном ДТП и назначил 9 лет тюрьмы

  • В Харьковской обл. суд признал водителя виновным в смертельном ДТП и назначил 9 лет тюрьмы

  • В Харьковской обл. суд признал водителя виновным в смертельном ДТП и назначил 9 лет тюрьмы

In Kharkiv oblast, Kolomak district court found guilty of the fatal accident the driver of the minibus and appointed him to 9 years imprisonment. About it reports a press-service of the regional Prosecutor’s office.

So, Kolomak district court admitted the 45-year-old resident of Kremenchuk guilty of a crime under part 3 St. 286 the criminal code (violation of safety rules of the road, which resulted in the deaths of several persons). The defendant was sentenced to 9 years imprisonment with deprivation of the right to drive the vehicle for 3 years.

In addition, the court satisfied the civil claims of the victims and ordered the driver to pay in their favor about 1.4 mln.

Recall that the accident occurred on 19 April 2017 in Kolomak district, Kharkiv region. The driver of the Mercedes minibus was carrying 13 passengers from Kremenchug, Poltava and Kharkov region. He went into the oncoming lane, where collided with a truck MAN. The accident killed 4 passengers of the bus (2 women and 2 men), two others received severe to moderate injuries.

It is noted that prosecutors proved in court that the driver in conditions of poor visibility due to heavy snowfall, went to overtake a car, not convinced of the safety maneuver. At the hearing the man admitted his guilt.

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