Fatal road accident in Kharkiv: court orders to find narcologist who examined Zaitseva after car crash

The Kyiv district court of Kharkiv instructed the police to locate the substance abuse professional Olena Fedirko who examined suspect Zaitseva after the Oct. 18 accident and bring her to the next court hearing.

Censor.NET reports citing local media outlet Nakipelo.ua, which carried out live coverage of the hearing from the courtroom.

Olena Fedirko reportedly failed to appear at all previous hearings of this case.

The next hearing will be held on Sept. 11 at 2 p.m.

Earlier, in response to the request filed by the legal counsel of the car crash victims, Ukraine’s Health Ministry made a conclusion that Zaitseva was under influence of drugs or other intoxicating substances when the road traffic accident with her involvement took place.

As reported, the prosecutor's office of the Kharkiv region approved the indictment to 20-year-old local Olena Zaitseva for violation of traffic rules that led to the death of five people (part 3 article 286 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine). On Nov. 6, the law enforcers also brought charges against the second participant of the road traffic accident, Volkswagen Touareg driver Hennadii Dronov.

Oct. 18, 2017, a Lexus crashed into a pedestrian crowd in Kharkiv, killing five on spot and wounding six people. The driver, a 20-year-old woman, was detained and arrested by the court for two months.

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n3080261