Supreme Court upholds six-year sentence for motorist who struck and killed two

The country’s Supreme Court has upheld a six-year prison sentence for a motorist who caused the deaths of two pedestrians on a Prague bridge two years ago. A lower instance court found the driver, who is 67, was an epileptic who had kept quiet about his illness to be able to keep his license; he most likely suffered a seizure while behind the wheel, losing control and driving onto the sidewalk. He struck three people, two of whom were knocked from the bridge into the Vltava River below. The body of one of the victims was found in the water several weeks later.

Author: Jan Velinger