All four defendants in his case were found guilty traffic accident with the 37-year-old victim Giorgos Xydakis from the Three-member Criminal Court of Heraklion.

In the dock sat four men who are allegedly involved in the case and belonged to the same company as the unfortunate Giorgos Xydakis. Two of them, who are brothers, were charged with manslaughter, while all four were charged with abandonment.

For the two brothers, the court imposed a prison sentence of 12 months, while for the other two, a prison sentence of 24 months, suspended.

During today’s hearing there was no lack of tension, while upon hearing the decision one of the defendants suffered a nervous breakdown and started shouting and wailing in the courtroom.

The deadly one

Everything happened on August 15th, 2018, when 37-year-old Giorgos Xydakis, while driving his motorcycle and under unspecified circumstances, lost control of the two-wheeler, causing it to swerve and fall onto the road, on the National Road to Agios Nikolaos at the height of the airport “N. Kazantzakis”.

During his fall, the 37-year-old suffered a serious head injury. An EKAV ambulance rushed to the scene and the rescuers, after intubating him, took him to the University Hospital of Heraklion.

He was immediately admitted to the operating room and then to the Intensive Care Unit where he died a few hours later, plunging his family, relatives and friends into heavy mourning.

According to the family, a second vehicle was involved in the crash that claimed the life of the unfortunate driving instructor.

The defendants allegedly, after the traffic accident, left 37-year-old Giorgos Xydakis helpless on the edge of the asphalt, in order not to get involved.

At the same time, for their part, all four defendants deny any involvement in the fatal traffic accident.