Karachayevo-Cherkessia: criminal case finally initiated against judge who caused accident resulting in two dead
According to media reports, the judge is the son of Mikhail Yakush, the former State Duma deputy and mayor of Cherkessk.
The Qualification Collegium of Judges of Karachayevo-Cherkessia agreed to initiate criminal proceedings under part 5 of Article 264 CCRF (violation of traffic rules which resulted in the death of two people) against Maxim Yakush, the magistrate of the judicial section No. 1 of the Urupsky Judicial District. Lawyer Andrey Sabinin, who represents the victims Vladislav Gladsky on the initiative of the human rights organization Zona Prava, informed Mediazona about this.
The accident occurred on May 12 on the federal highway ‘Caucasus.’ Asker Uzdenov, 35, and Vladislav Gladsky, 19, traveled with a driver whom they had found via the BlaBlaCar app. Five minutes after they took the road, a Toyota Prado driven by Yakush collided with their KIA coming from the oncoming lane.
Eyewitnesses said that the speed of Yakush's car reached 150 kilometers per hour. There were beer bottles in the car, but the driver himself disappeared from the scene.
As a result of the accident, Gladsky died on the spot, Uzdenov died in the hospital without regaining consciousness. The driver sustained serious injuries.
As the television channel Cherkessk adds, Vladislav Gladsky served in the army and on May 12, after receiving a leave, went home to Stavropol. The television channel calls the judge the son of the former State Duma deputy and former mayor of Cherkessk, Mikhail Yakush.
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