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He fatally hit a pedestrian in the center of Warsaw. No judgment in the case of Patrick D.

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Patryk D., accused of fatally hitting a pedestrian in the center of Warsaw two years ago, has still not been convicted. The court was due to announce its verdict on Monday. However, that did not happen.

In the courtroom of the District Court for Warszawa-Śródmieście appeared: the accused, the prosecutor, the defense attorney and the attorney for auxiliary prosecutors. Closing speeches were made at the previous hearing, and the verdict is scheduled for Monday. However, unexpectedly, Judge Anna Tyszkiewicz decided to resume the trial. She did not give reasons for this decision. The next hearing is scheduled for the end of July.

The man was crossing the street on crutches

The accident happened on July 18, 2021, at Marszałkowska Street at Złota Street. A man with a disability who was walking on crutches died. For several days, investigators could not establish his identity. However, people in the crisis of homelessness, concerned about the absence of a friend, reported to the police. It was established that the 45-year-old died under the wheels. He was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the incident. He was crossing in a place where there is no pedestrian crossing.

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Activists from the City Jest Our association determined that a young man was behind the wheel of a Porsche, who previously boasted about dangerous driving at high speed on social media. He had previously been convicted of traffic violations.

137 kilometers per hour on the clock

The indictment in this case was submitted to the court in March 2022. According to the experts, just before hitting the pedestrian, the driver of the white Porsche 911 had at least 137 kilometers per hour on the odometer.

We found out that the experts’ opinion stated that the speed of the car, over a distance of several dozen meters, varied from 120 to 160 kilometers per hour.

Marszałkowska has six traffic lanes in its central section. In the evenings, especially during the weekend, it becomes a “track” of street races for drivers and motorcyclists.

Patryk D. pleaded not guilty then. He was facing eight years in prison.

Author:Klaudia Ziolkowska

Main photo source: Tomasz Zieliński / tvnwarszawa.pl

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