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Suspect in deadly car accident in Kharkiv witnesses through tears

"I even did not realize what did happen and who crashed into my car," Dronov said
19:50, 2 October 2018

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One of the suspects in the deadly car accident in Kharkiv Gennady Dronov gave testimony at the court for the first time as UA:Kharkiv reported.

"I could not do anything. Physically, I did not have time to react. I even did not realize what happened and who crashed into my car. All details of the car accident I showed during the reconstruction. At the moment neither the prosecutor nor court, nor experts can recpnstruct the car accident," he said.

Related: Deadly road accident in Kharkiv: expertise shows presence of drugs in Zaitseva's blood

According to Dronov, he is judged "on the imaginary circumstances."

"Maybe we need to understand first how a person can be judged on the imaginary circumstances in our country. If we want justice, it is absent yet," Dronov claimed.

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 Gennady 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.  

Related: Deadly road accident in Kharkiv: Driver Zaitseva ran red light, - prosecutor

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 of the defense, the suspect took the sedatives.

The version of Zaitseva's defense is that the driver of the Touareg is guilty as he moved on the yellow traffic light. The defense of Gennady Dronov denies the accusation and claims that the driver of the Touareg moved on the green traffic light.

Related: Kharkiv deadly car accident: Patrol says Zaitseva did not have documents

Dronov was the witness in this case but the police claimed that his status can change. Later, the court refused to recognize Dronov sustained. Gennady Dronov was served with charge papers on November 2. The Court arrested Gennady 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.

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