Man lands six years in jail for killing two boys in car crash

A court in Hradec Králové, in eastern Bohemia, on Tuesday sentenced a 41-year-old man to six years in prison for killing two boys in a car accident last November. The man put his car in reverse and hit a three-year-old and a six-year-old boy at a pedestrian crossing before running them over again and hitting a nearby wall. The boys later died in hospital. The court ruled out the man’s claim he suffered from epilepsy and said the driver’s exhaustion and alcohol he had drunk the previous nigh were the cause of the accident. The prosecution and defence might yet appeal the verdict.

Author: Jan Richter