Driver found guilty of school bus accident in Nizhny Novgorod Region

A court has recognized the evidence gathered by the Nizhny Novgorod Region Office of the Investigative Committee as sufficient to convict a 31-year-old driver of a BMW vehicle of dangerous actions under Article 267.1 of the RF Criminal Code.

The court and investigators found that on 24 April 2017, the BMW driver deliberately moved across and hindered a school bus in Gorky Street in the town of Nizhny Novgorod seeing that there were children inside the bus and that his actions posed real threat to their health and life.

During the initial investigation the accused pleaded guilty, repented and apologized to all the parties involved, but during the trial the man admitted only part of the guilt.

The court has sentenced the accused to a fine of 150 thousand rubles.

The case was opened in May 2017, following order of Chairman of the Investigative Committee Alexander Bastrykin.