Gelandewagen driver jailed for 3 years for running over 2 girls

Gelandewagen driver jailed for 3 years for running over 2 girls
Alexander Shary in court Photo: Kirill Zykov / Moscow City News Agency

Earlier, Alexander Shary had pleaded guilty and apologized. The man paid 3 million rubles ($53.000) to the parents of the twin girls for the serious bodily harm he had caused them.

The Moscow Nikulinsky court has convicted Alexander Shary, 37, who was driving a Mercedes Gelandewagen when he run over 8-year-old twin girls on a pedestrian crossing.

The man was found guilty under part 1 of Art. 264 of the Criminal Code (Violation of Rules for Traffic Safety and Operation of Transport Vehicles, if this deed has involved by negligence the infliction of grave injury to human health). The court ruled that Alexander Shary should also be deprived of his driving license for three years.

The defendant's lawyer had reported earlier that Shary had compensated the damages of 3 million rubles ($53.000) to the parents of the twins.

As the CrimeRussia wrote previously, on December 12, 2016 Shary was driving a Mercedes Gelandewagen when he ran over two 8-year-old girls at a pedestrian crossing on Mosfilmovskaya Street. At that moment the children and their mother were just crossing the road walking on the pedestrian zone while the traffic signal allowing this was on. The girls suffered serious injuries in the incident, and the driver fled the scene. Subsequently, Alexander Shary turned himself in, apologized and said he was ashamed of what he did.

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