Greek Police Probe Deadly Accident Involving Bakoyianni’s Escort Element | archive , greece , basic information
ATHENS – Hellenic traffic police reportedly checked video footage of an accident outside parliament in which a 23-year-old motorcyclist was hit by a car in a police escort for New Democracy lawmaker Dora Bakoyiannis, sister of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.
An unnamed source said the motorcyclist, who was not named and whose family donated his organs, had the right of way and the driver of the support vehicle – also not named – was responsible for the accident, said Kathimerini.
The motorcyclist suffered a fatal brain injury, but it was not stated whether the victim was wearing a helmet. The policeman who drove the escort vehicle was suspended pending investigation.
The newspaper said it happened next to flower shops on Vasilissis Sofias Avenue at 12:25 p.m. on March 12. The motorcyclist was reportedly driving up from Syntagma Square when he was hit by the car turning north into Parliament via the lane.
Along with a forensic investigation, the same source said that a taxi driver who allegedly witnessed the accident should testify as part of the preliminary investigation before the case goes to a prosecutor.
Bakoyannis, who said she was not in the car that hit the motorcyclist, expressed grief when the family said they wanted to donate his organs after doctors at nearby Evangelismos Hospital pronounced him dead.
“I told myself he was such a good boy and always gave to others, so he should give his organs,” the young man’s mother told Alpha TV, while his sister told the broadcaster they wanted to see if there were other witnesses gives.