Sentence of driver who hit two girls at pedestrian zone mitigated

Sentence of driver who hit two girls at pedestrian zone mitigated
Alexander Shary in court Photo: Kirill Zykov / AGN Moskva

He should serve 1.5 years of imprisonment.

The Moscow City Court mitigated the verdict of 37-year-old Mercedes Gelandewagen driver Alexander Shary, who knocked down 8-year-old twin girls at a pedestrian crossing.

Recall that on June 2, the Nikulinsky Court of the capital recognized Shary guilty under part 1 of Art. 264 of the Criminal Code (Violation of Traffic Rules and Vehicle Operation, which caused serious damage to health) and sentenced to 3 years of imprisonment. Also, a man was deprived of a driver's license for a period of three years.

Today, on July 21, the Moscow City Court mitigated Shary's sentence to 1.5 years of restriction of freedom. The court took into account an extenuating circumstance - the man voluntarily reimbursed the damage and moral damage, transferring about 3 million rubles ($50.800) to the victims' account.

As the CrimeRussia wrote earlier, on December 12, 2016, Alexander Shary, while driving a Mercedes Gelandewagen car, hit two 8-year-old girls at a pedestrian crossing on Mosfilmovskaya Street. At that time, the children crossed the road along with their mother through the pedestrian zone to the traffic light signal. As a result of the incident, the girls were seriously injured. The driver disappeared from the scene. Subsequently, Alexander Shary turned himself in to the police, he repented and expressed a sense of shame for his act.

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