Culprit with three buses near Tula was sentenced to 4.5 years in prison

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Zaokskiy district court sentenced the culprit of the accident involving three buses in the Tula region, in which four people were killed and five were injured, four and a half years in a penal colony, informs on Thursday the regional Prosecutor’s office.

As follows from the materials of the case, the accident occurred on June 9 last year, about 03.10 GMT on 135-th kilometer of highway M-2 «Crimea» in Zaoksky district. From standing on the side of a Mercedes Sprinter faced a large bus of the same brand, carrying out flight on a route eagle-Moscow.

According to police, the minibus that was hit flew into the ditch. Of the 11 people who were in the cabin, killing four women, a man and four women were injured and were hospitalized.

Upon road accident criminal case under article «Violation by the person administering car, traffic regulations or operation of vehicles, entailed on imprudence death of two or more persons.» The sanction of this article provides till seven years of imprisonment. The defendant in the case was 34-year-old driver of Mercedes-Benz, a resident of the Oryol region Vyacheslav Novikov.

«The verdict Novikov was sentenced to imprisonment for a term of 4 years and 6 months with punishment serving in a colony-settlement with deprivation of the right of management by vehicles for a period of 3 years», — stated in the message.

Verdict in force has not entered and may be appealed within the statutory period.

Culprit with three buses near Tula was sentenced to 4.5 years in prison© RIA Novosti, Infographique to do in case of an accident

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