Law enforcers brought charges against driver of Volkswagen Touareg Hennadii Dronov, the second participant of the road traffic accident which claimed six lives in downtown Kharkiv late Oct. 18.
"Today, he was served with charges under part 3 of Article 286 (violation of the rules of road safety that caused several fatalities) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. The next step is a pre-trial restriction. We do not yet know when the hearing (on pre-trial restriction) will be held," the lawyer said.
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According to him, his client was served with charges while being treated in the hospital. He also noted that he was going to appeal against the charges.
Earlier, the prosecutor's office of the Kharkiv region approved the indictment to 20-year-old local Olena Zaitseva for violation of traffic rules that led to the death of five people (part 3 article 286 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).
As reported, at around 8:45 p.m. on Oct. 18, a Lexus crashed into a pedestrian crowd in Kharkiv, killing five on spot and wounding six people. The driver, a 20-year-old woman, was detained and arrested by the court for two months.