Tragedy on Perón Avenue: "I winked to turn and the truth is that I didn't see the man"

The bus driver in the tragic accident on Avenida Presidente Perón was released, although he was charged with manslaughter. Leonardo Medina (21 years old) was driving the inmate of Line 100 that ran over Manuel Arancibia (70) causing his death instantly.

In the hearing that was held yesterday, the tax assistant Rogelio Rodríguez del Busto He charged him with this crime, considering that the driver improperly made a left turn to make a U-turn before the accident occurred. The representative of the Public Prosecutor’s Office, who acted under the instructions of the prosecutor Diego Bonari, based his accusation on the statements of two witnesses.

“We drivers have a rest stop there. Normally, to avoid incidents with the bikers, we have authorization to carry out this maneuver ”, declared the bus operator. “We do it there to avoid incidents with cyclists who gather at the roundabout. It happens that the space is very small and they get angry when we turn. There were several incidents and, to avoid them, they authorized us to turn earlier, ”he insisted.

Your defender, Ernest Baaclini, he asked who authorized them to make this transfer. “Those of the company, because they don’t want us to have more problems,” he replied.

“I was standing with the beacon on. I winked to turn and the truth is that I did not see the man, “said Medina with a broken voice.

Rodríguez del Busto did not request that he continue to be detained, but he did request that some rules of conduct be imposed on him. Among others, that he appears once a week at a police station to show that he is still subject to process, not to consume alcoholic beverages or drugs and not to leave the province until the case is resolved. The judge Juana Juarez accepted the proposal of the accusing party, which was not rejected by the defender.

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