Student Valeria Bashkirova, who hit three children at a pedestrian crossing in Moscow, repented of what she had done. On Wednesday, August 4, reports REN TV.
The video posted by the TV channel shows a student crying in court, speaking bitterly and repenting.
“This is a very great grief … I am very sorry,” she said.
The accident occurred on July 16, an 18-year-old student driving a Mazda car at a pedestrian crossing did not give way to three children and hit them. A day later, the boy died in the hospital from his injuries. On the same day, it became known about the death of the second victim – a four-year-old child. A nine-month-old girl is in serious condition.
On July 19, the father of the accused, Eduard Bashkirov, named his daughter’s little driving experience and the presence of a truck on the road as the reasons for the accident. According to him, the parties do not communicate, the contact is carried out through lawyers.
Initially, a criminal case was initiated against the accused under Part 3 of Art. 264 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (“Violation of traffic rules by a person driving a car, resulting in the death of a person by negligence”). The court sent the defendant under house arrest. On July 19, the Moscow prosecutor’s office demanded to re-qualify the actions of the accused and change her preventive measure from house arrest to detention. On July 22, Bashkirova appealed against her arrest.
On August 4, the Moscow City Court recognized the arrest of Valeria Bashkirova, who hit three children at a pedestrian crossing in Moscow, as legal. On the same day, the accused declared in court that she admitted guilt and was ready to compensate the victims in the case.
The girl will stay in remand prison No. 6 until September 16. She faces up to seven years in prison.