Serdobsk resident to spend 3.5 years in prison for three dead people in car accident
Penza, 7 October 2016. PenzaNews. A sentence of 3.5 years of imprisonment in a penal colony was appointed to the resident of Serdobsk, the Penza region, born 1981, for violation of traffic rules, resulting in the death of three passengers.
“The court found that on April 24, at around 15.45, a man drove technically serviceable Volkswagen Golf car. Together with four passengers he was on the way from Serdobsk to Svischevka village. On the road at Mayskaya Street in Krylovka village, he drove at speed no less than 82 kilometers per hour, lost control, drove into the right side of the road and the car overturned into a ditch,” the press secretary of the Penza regional court Natalia Bychenkova told PenzaNews.
She said that three passengers, born 1984, 1972 and 1968, died on the spot.
“At the hearing the defendant did not plead guilty, explaining that his friend asked him to go to Belinsky to buy a car. According to the man, the accident occurred due to improper road condition, road potholes and subsidence of the roadway,” the agency interlocutor added.
According to her, the convicted person is a disabled group II from his childhood; he attended driving school in a group of special training.
“During the trial, they found that the man actually ran the car with the right arm as his left one was broken in the age of 17, in a road accident on a motorcycle. When changing the gear he kept his knee at the steering wheel,” Natalia Bychenkova explained.
She said that the man was also deprived of the right to drive for 3 years.
“Disagreeing with the verdict, the convicted filed an appeal, which was dismissed,” the press secretary of the regional court concluded.