The lawyer of the company that owns the car, in which the driver Sergey Zakharov got into an accident involving Mikhail Efremov, spoke about a way to mitigate the actor’s sentence. It is reported by RIA News…
The representative of the firm “Stone-XXI” Ivan Arestov said that the company was not allowed to participate in the process, and therefore the artist had not yet had a chance to compensate for the damage. He noted that the payment of compensation to the relatives of the deceased and the company that owns the van could lead to a reduction in Efremov’s term. As an example, Arestov cited a similar case with a drunk driver, who, taking into account all extenuating circumstances, was given only 2.5 years in a penal colony.
Earlier, the company that owns the car, in which the driver Sergei Zakharov got into an accident involving Efremov, asked to cancel the sentence to the actor and recognize her as a victim. The company in which Zakharov worked has filed an appeal against the Presnensky court’s verdict.
The accident involving the actor occurred on June 8. The artist’s SUV drove into the oncoming lane and collided with another car, driven by the driver Sergey Zakharov. He died. On September 8, Efremov was sentenced to eight years in prison.