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Young man dies after jumping from a trolley bus during a ticket check

14 August 2013 / 15:08:22  GRReporter
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A young man, aged 18, died after jumping from a trolley bus during a ticket check. The accident happened in the Athens suburb of Peristeri around 10:00 pm on Tuesday.

The victim had got on trolley bus N12, which travels the route from Zappeio to Agios Yeroteos, at Agios Antonios stop to Anthoupoli. A conductor got on the trolley bus at the next stop and asked the young man to show his ticket. However, he did not have one and said he had no money to pay the fine. The conductor told him to get off together with him at the last stop.

Witnesses claim that the young man pressed the button for danger at this point, the door opened and he jumped out. It all happened while the trolley bus was in motion and as a result, the young man hit his head very seriously while falling down.

He had been taken in serious condition to hospital Agia Olga at first and subsequently hospitalized in Geniko Kratiko in Athens where he died in the early hours of the day.

However, the authorities are investigating other versions of the accident. According to sources, the young man had started an argument with the conductor and then attacked him. Other passengers in the trolley bus had even intervened in the dispute, telling the conductor that he should not behave in this way. According to eyewitnesses, the passengers and other witnesses of the events made verbal attacks against the conductor after the young man was taken to hospital.
 
Later the trolley bus driver and the conductor testified before the traffic police in Peristeri and were released. After the death of the young man, they were again summoned to the police station and were subsequently arrested. The charge against the two is manslaughter and it is expected that they will testify before the prosecutor.

The passengers who were travelling along with the 18-year-old victim in the trolley bus will testify during the investigation in order to discover what had led to the tragic accident.

Tags: Crime newsTrolley busTecket checkAccidentManslaughter
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