Greek Police Probe Fatal Accident Involving Bakoyianni’s Escort Detail

ATHENS – Greek traffic police were said to be checking video footage of an accident outside the Parliament in which a 23-year-old motorcyclist was struck and killed by a car in a police escort for New Democracy lawmaker Dora Bakoyiannis, sister of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

A source not named said the motorcyclist, who wasn’t named and whose family donated his organs, had the right of way and the driver of the escort vehicle – also not named – was responsible for the accident, said Kathimerini.

The motorcyclist suffered a fatal brain injury but it wasn’t said if the victim was wearing a helmet. The police officer driving the escort car was suspended pending the investigation.

The paper said it happened at 12:25 p.m. on March 12 next to flower shops on Vasilissis Sofias Avenue. According to reports, the motorcyclist was driving up from Syntagma Square when he was hit by the car turning into Parliament across the northbound lane.

Along with a forensic investigation, the same source said that a taxi driver who allegedly witnessed the accident was also expected to testify as part of the preliminary investigation before the case goes to a prosecutor’s office.

Bakoyannis, who said she wasn’t in the car that hit the motorcyclist, expressed her sorrow as the family said they wanted to donate his organs after doctors at the nearby Evangelismos Hospital pronounced him dead from the injuries.

“I told myself that 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 station they wanted to see if there were other witnesses.


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