The proper appeal was filed by Serhiy Perepelytsia, the lawyer of Hennadiy Dronov, one of the suspects. According to him, he does not trust in the results of the expert study.
“It is necessary to hold the complex expert study on all video-records and materials possessed by a court as it was not done during the pretrial investigation. I think that the expertise was held with the violations and not objectively as all materials of the criminal proceeding were never investigated as well as the video-records possessed by the body of the preliminary investigation,” Perepelytsia noted.
According to him, such a procedure can take 2-3 weeks.
On October 18, 2017, Lexus ran over a group of pedestrians in Kharkiv, northeastern Ukraine. Alyona Zaitseva who drove the car violated the road traffic, crashing into the Volkswagen Touareg driven by Hennadiy Dronov which threw her car towards the pavement. Both drivers survived, but Lexus ran over eleven passing by people. Five pedestrians received lethal injuries; another six were taken to a hospital with injuries of various degrees of severity.
Zaitseva was detained for two months without a right to bail. The court revoked her driver license and arrested both cars that participated in the accident.
The prosecution stated that Zaitseva used opiates not long before the tragedy occurred. According to the information from the defence, the suspect took the sedatives.
The version of Zaitseva's defence is that the driver of the Touareg is guilty as he moved on the yellow traffic light. The defence of Gennady Dronov denies the accusation and claims that the driver of the Touareg moved on the green traffic light.
Dronov was the witness in this case but the police claimed that his status can change. Later, the court refused to recognize Dronov sustained. Hennadiy Dronov was served with charge papers on November 2. The Court arrested Hennadiy Dronov for 42 days without the right to bail on November 8.
It was established on December 6 that Zaitseva used substances containing codeine.
On February 7, the court prolonged the arrest of two suspects in the car crash that killed six people - Olena Zaitseva and Hennadiy Dronov for two months without a right for bail.