Story By: Ana Marjanovic, Sub-Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News
The bus driver who careered off a road and tore a pretty TV presenter’s arm off in the process has been handed a suspended one-year prison sentence.
Local media report bus driver Bojan Jovanovic reached an agreement with First Basic Prosecutor’s Office in the Serbian capital Belgrade and was handed a suspended sentence of one year in prison, with three years probation, as well as a one-year ban on driving a “D” motor vehicle.
In an official statement, the prosecutor’s office said Jovanovic admitted to committing “a grave act against public safety”.
The accident, which involved three cars and two buses, took place in February in Belgrade when 27-year-old TV star Dea Djurdjevic hit another car on her way to work.
The beautiful blonde reportedly got out of her vehicle to inspect the damage and was hit by a bus that had careered off the icy road onto the pavement to avoid hitting the two cars.
Another bus then crashed into the first bus, according to local media.
Reports said that Djurdjevic also suffered a broken hip in the horror smash.
The TV presenter was hospitalised and underwent surgery for over five hours with doctors successfully re-attaching her arm.
She has since been recovering from the ordeal and returned to work, she is undergoing physical therapy and working with a team of therapists.
In September, the team posted on social media a picture of the presenter with the caption: “Our true hero and proof that even the impossible – POSSIBLE! Dea has been receiving physical therapy treatments for months after suffering a serious injury, and after only a month and a half, her hand function is back! We are with you to the end.”
The presenter said in September she was proud of her progress and added: “When it is hard I remember this quote (the pain you feel today is the strength you will feel tomorrow) and I go on.”
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