She also stated that she admits her guilt and repents.
Accused of a traffic accident that occurred in Kharkiv in October 2017 in which 6 people were killed, Elena Zaytseva said that it is out of the question whether she will drive a car again someday.
She said this during a debate in the Kiev district court of Kharkov, reports “Interfax-Ukraine”.
Zaytseva also said she admits her guilt and repents.
“I recognize all the points of traffic offenses that I’m charged with. I feel guilty. Of course, I will never drive a car again, this is out of the question,” said the accused.
“I really sincerely repent, so I accept all charges. And I will try along with my family to compensate to the best of my ability,” she added.
Zaytseva stressed that she is ready to bear the punishment that the court will appoint for her.
At the same time, her lawyers claimed that Gennady Dronov the driver of “Volkswagen” which collided with Zaytseva’s car causing the incident is the true perpetrator of the act because he violated the traffic rules while having more driving experience than Zaytseva.
“The position of the car Zaytseva is an administrative violation,” – said the lawyer.
According to him, there was no reason for emergency braking for the person involved in an accident and it was not possible to stop at the stop lines.
He also claims that Zaytseva’s “Lexus” was moving at a speed of 65 km per hour.
“Zaytseva had the right to expect that Dronov would let her pass,” the advocate said, adding that his client had done everything possible to avoid a collision, but Dronov did not despite he had 25 years of driving experience.
“If Dronov had not violated traffic rules, there would be no collision. He deliberately drove on a prohibitory signal” added another lawyer of Zaytseva, Yulia Kozyr.
She asked the court, despite the resonance, to be fair and to bring punishment for Zaitseva “in the light of circumstances”.
It is noted that prosecutor Maxim Blokhin agreed that the guilt of both drivers was proven, and since the defendants obliterate the entire generations of people they should receive the maximum penalty.