Monday, 26. January 2015
27. 07. 12. - 07:00
Lawyers acting for a Russian woman who killed five people after running them over at a crossing in Moscow said she should be let off because she was taking her boyfriend to hospital with indigestion – and it was a medical emergency.
Yekaterina Zaul, 24, was also drunk when she crashed her Land Rover into a group of pedestrians near the city of Staraya Kupavna, some 20 kilometers to the east of Moscow. The dead included a seven-year-old girl.
Her boyfriends unhurt in the crash and in the end did not carry on to hospital after the incident – saying that he was feeling better after he was quizzed by police.
Regional police did not comment on Zaul’s story, but opened a case over the incident that may land her in prison for up to nine years if charged and convicted of gross traffic rules violations that resulted in multiple deaths.
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