Hummer driver who ran over girl in Kyiv partially pleads guilty

Source : 112 Ukraine

The suspect claimed that he did not attempt to flee site and regrets the accident
18:23, 26 July 2018

Driver of Hummer Kyrylo Ostrovsky who ran over and killed a girl in the downtown of Kyiv has partially pleaded guilty. He claimed this during the session of Shevchenkivsky court in Kyiv as UNIAN reported.

"I partially plead guilty," he said.

During the court session, the prosecutor's office insisted on the choosing of the restrictive measure for Ostrovsky in the form of the detention. A prosecutor said that there is a risk of the influence on the participants of the case by threats or bribery and the risk of the covering up of Ostrovsky.

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The suspect claimed that he did not attempt to flee site and regrets the accident. He added that now his family is helping the family of the deceased girl. Ostrovsky also said that two kids accidentally ran out in the road that evening: the first one successfully crossed the road and he ran over the second.

Moreover, he expressed the confidence that he drove with "moderate" speed and he does not understand why the car did not stop. According to him, he removed the license plate from the car after the accident to save his relatives.

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Ostrovsky said that the risks mentioned by a prosecutor are groundless.

A lawyer also asked the court to apply any of milder sanctions against her client than the detention.

As we reported Hummer vehicle ran over a girl, which resulted in her death in the ambulance car on the evening of July 24. He flew the scene after the run over but was detained.

The driver of the car is already served charges due to the violation of the traffic rules or exploitation of the transport by persons who drive it. Now, the suspect is at the detention facility.

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