The guilt of two people for the death of a 59-year-old foreman in March 2019 was decided today by the Three-member Misdemeanor Court of Larisa.
The security technician and an executive of the company that on March 27 had undertaken the execution of natural gas connection works for a brewery business at the 6th km of the Larissa road – Sykouriou.
On the evening of the 27th, the 59-year-old was working as a foreman of the private company’s workshop when at about 11 p.m. was fatally swept away by a passing vehicle driven by a 45-year-old man heading upstream towards Larissa. The 59-year-old died instantly, while the driver of the vehicle was also injured in the collision, who was taken to the hospital.
Four years after that fateful night the defendants – one was present in court – were asked to apologize for whether during the execution of the works there were all the necessary safety measures on the road such as lighting and appropriate signaling to warn passing drivers.
According to the statements of colleagues of the 59-year-old, that day they were late in finishing the work because some weldings were not done correctly. So they remained on the spot after sunset to fix the problem and as the witness-workers testified, there were lights on and signs with flashing lights. It should be noted, however, that the district attorney pointed out to the witnesses the autopsy report which recorded that the lighting was out of order.
The defense of the defendants claimed in turn that all safety measures had been implemented that night and that it was the fault of the passing driver who was running at breakneck speed and had consumed alcohol, which cost the life of the 59-year-old. “No security measures would have prevented this car” was heard among other things in the defense’s argument.
The court ultimately found the defendants guilty by recognizing the mitigating factor of prior cohabitation. As for the sentence, he imposed a total of ten months’ imprisonment on both, suspended for three years.
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