SAMARA, February 28 (Itar-Tass) — A criminal case has been opened against the Samar driver who ran over a child and left him on the side road, the press service of regional police told Itar-Tass.
Criminal proceedings were initiated under the Criminal Code article on "violation of traffic rules and operation of vehicles, which resulted in causing serious harm to health by negligence." It is punishable by restriction of freedom for up to five years, or up to two years in jail.
The driver is on recognizance.
On February 18, a Gazel driver ran over a nine-year-old boy in the city's Sovetsky district. He pulled the child from under the wheels, put him on a snow bank on the side of the road and drove away.
The boy with a fractured thigh bone was rushed to a hospital. It was passers-by who called an ambulance. Police found the driver three days later after examining CCTV tapes.